For Immediate Release
October 9, 2023
Manu Tupper (Schatz) at firstname.lastname@example.org
Schatz Statement On Indigenous Peoples’ Day
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, released the following statement today in honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Last week, Schatz joined a bill to designate Indigenous Peoples’ Day as a federal public holiday.
“Indigenous Peoples’ Day gives us all an opportunity to reflect on and recognize the enduring contributions Native people have made to our country,” said Chairman Schatz. “Recognizing this day as a federal holiday would be a meaningful step toward strengthening our commitment to Native communities, addressing past injustices, and deepening the federal trust responsibility to the Indigenous peoples of the United States.”