DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, DNC Native Caucus Chair Clara Pratte, and DNC AAPI Caucus Chair Bel Leong-Hong released the following statement commemorating the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
“On this International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, we are proud to stand alongside all of the Indigenous, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and Native Pacific Islander communities in the U.S. and its territories. As Democrats, we know that diversity is our superpower and understand that Indigenous issues are not a monolith. However, the common thread that ties these communities together is their strength and resilience throughout centuries of hardship and perseverance.
“Now more than ever, Democrats remain committed to ensuring that the voices of all Indigenous peoples living in the United States and its territories – including Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands – are heard. In their first term in office, President Biden and Vice President Harris have reaffirmed their commitment to uplifting and strengthening Indigenous communities. Thanks to legislation like the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we’ve made historic progress towards expanding access to high-speed internet on Indigenous lands while continuing to make critical investments in rural communities. WIth the Inflation Reduction Act, we were able to provide relief in prescription drug costs and historic investments to the Native communities. Despite this progress, we know more must be done and that is why President Biden and Vice President Harris are running to finish the job.
“Indigenous voices and perspectives are critical in ensuring that the Democratic Party remains inclusive for all. We remain committed to working with Indigenous communities to build a country that reflects our shared values.”
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