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NIWRC Statement on the Death of George Floyd

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Mallory Adamski
Director of Communications and Advancement, NIWRC
[email protected]

 

(LAME DEER, Mont., May 29, 2020)—The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center refuses to accept the death of our relative George Floyd at the hands of police as ‘normal’. As a Native-led organization, NIWRC stands firmly grounded against violence and oppression in all forms—police brutality included. We must work together to undo the systemic racism in our communities and demand change. No more stolen relatives.

We stand in solidarity with our Black relatives in calling for justice for George Floyd. Our deepest condolences for George’s family and friends. Please know we are with you, praying with you and grieving this tragic loss.

Relatives, join us in honoring George Floyd. Say his name. Protect our relatives. Demand justice for George and for future generations.

About the National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center:

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native-led nonprofit organization dedicated to ending violence against Native women and children. NIWRC provides national leadership in ending gender-based violence in tribal communities by lifting up the collective voices of grassroots advocates and offering culturally grounded resources, technical assistance and training, and policy development to strengthen tribal sovereignty. niwrc.org