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A Proclamation on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, 2021

 

A red dress symbolizes missing and murdered Indigenous women. Photo by Kevin Abourezk

The following is the text of a May 4, 2021, proclamation issued by President Joe Biden.

Today, thousands of unsolved cases of missing and murdered Native Americans continue to cry out for justice and healing. On Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day, we remember the Indigenous people who we have lost to murder and those who remain missing and commit to working with Tribal Nations to ensure any instance of a missing or murdered person is met with swift and effective action.

Our failure to allocate the necessary resources and muster the necessary commitment to addressing and preventing this ongoing tragedy not only demeans the dignity and humanity of each person who goes missing or is murdered, it sends pain and shockwaves across our Tribal communities. Our treaty and trust responsibilities to Tribal Nations require our best efforts, and our concern for the well-being of these fellow citizens require us to act with urgency. To this end, our Government must strengthen its support and collaboration with Tribal communities.

https://www.indianz.com/News/2021/05/04/president-biden-issues-proclamation-for-missing-and-murdered-indigenous-persons-awareness-day/

 

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