Trump Signs Missing And Murdered Indigenous Relatives Awareness Day Proclamation
Navajo Nation Vice President Myron Lizer met yesterday with President Trump for the signing of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives Awareness Day proclamation.
The designation for May 5 is designed to spotlight the high rates of violence suffered by Native Americans, especially women and girls, on reservations and throughout the U.S., and calls on officials to boost programs to combat the epidemic.
“There is a need for great awareness to protect our sacred and precious relatives, and to honor survivors and victims who are impacted,” said Vice President Lizer in a press release. “This is a national issue, and we commend our local, state, and federal leaders, and most importantly, the many community-based groups and volunteers who contribute their time and resources to moving these efforts forward to reunite families. It is important for all of us to work together, and to pray for healing, restoration, and reunion.”
Trump visited Arizona Tuesday and met with tribal leaders and Gov. Doug Ducey. They also discussed the impacts of COVID-19 in Indian Country. Tribes in the region have been especially hard hit by the disease.