For Immediate Release
May 6, 2022
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Schatz Statement On Missing Or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, released the following statement on Missing or Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day.
“The public safety crisis of Native persons is a stain on our nation’s collective conscience,” said Chairman Schatz. “Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act was a first step, but we have more work to do to restore justice for Native communities. I remain committed to making sure all American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities have strong resources to keep their families safe.”