May 29, 2020
As thousands of people respond to the murder of George Floyd with mass protests and demonstrations across the country, we stand with our brothers and sisters in the Black community. We recognize and share their pain, grief, and outrage. Systemic racism was the engine that built this country.
Today, Black, Brown, Immigrant and Indigenous communities are still under attack and this status quo continues to be nurtured and encouraged by the inaction of elected officials and by the direct words of the President.
We call for strong leadership, we demand action from our representatives, and we encourage non-violent, powerful protests that stand for justice, showing that we are all related.
Crystal Echo Hawk (Pawnee), Founder and Executive Director, IllumiNative
Judith LeBlanc (Caddo), Director, Native Organizers Alliance
Nick Tilsen (Oglala Lakota), President & CEO, NDN Collective