DNC Statement on Native American Heritage Month

DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and DNC Native American Caucus Chair Clara Pratte released the following joint statement on Native American Heritage Month:

“This Native American Heritage Month, we celebrate the diverse cultures and rich heritage of American Indians and Alaska Natives communities and recommit ourselves to upholding Tribal sovereignty, self-determination, justice, and equity. 

“When President Biden took office, he was determined to enter a new era in the relationship between the Federal Government and Tribal Nations. And over the course of the past three years, this administration has taken action to build a government that is representative of our Native American communities and strengthen how the federal government consults with Tribal Nations. 

“From making historic investments that includes support for climate resilience and expanding access to high-speed broadband in Tribal communities to addressing the epidemic of missing or murdered Indigenous people, the Biden-Harris administration has demonstrated its commitment to supporting Tribal sovereignty, upholding the Federal Government’s solemn trust and treaty responsibilities, and working in partnership with Tribal Nations. Today and every day, we proudly stand with the 574 federally recognized Tribal Nations and honor Native American history as American history.”