DNC, NDP officials weigh in on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Democratic National Committee and Nebraska Democratic Party officials issued statements Monday to mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

Said DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and DNC Native Caucus Chair Rion Ramirez released the following statement on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples:

“We are proud to stand with Native American Communities as we today commemorate International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. The resilience of the Native American community in the face of centuries of unjust policies inspires us all each day to continue fighting for the equality that is one of America’s founding principles.

“President Biden and Democrats have demonstrated that cooperating with and supporting Tribal nations is a top priority. The president’s historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal specifically allocates large investments in tribal broadband, clean solutions for transportation, water and power infrastructure. The American Rescue Plan also invested hundreds of millions of dollars into Native American schools and pandemic recovery efforts. We are committed to not only ensuring that Tribal rights are upheld, but also that each community has what it needs to thrive.

“Democrats know indigenous peoples are a critical part of the coalition that keeps our party and our country strong, and we celebrate their immense contributions today and every day.”

NDP Chair Jane Kleeb and Native Caucus Chair Colette Yellow Robe said:

“We couldn’t agree more with Chairs Harrison and Ramirez. Their statement today reflects the courageous leadership from the Biden Administration and its commitment to the original stewards of the land, our Tribal Nations.

Nea’ese (thank you) for honoring indigenous peoples across the world and for the acknowledgment of all indigenous peoples by the Democrat Party. The dedication to the restoration of our tribal nations both in Nebraska and our country is evident through the consistent investment back into our communities. We will continue to walk with one another to advance tribal rights and fight for equality.

The NDP and Native American and other indigenous communities have a strong, cherished alliance with and history of working hand-in-hand together. We draw strength and inspiration from each other.”

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