Published on Jun 09, 2020
NCAI Youth Commission Statement on George Floyd
“We are heartbroken by the loss of George Floyd. We are astonished at the continued acts of violence by law enforcement towards people of color.
As the upcoming leaders of our communities, we have an obligation to instill a safe and thriving future for our next generations. Tragically, we have seen this ugliness find its way to our people and into our communities. In this time, we encourage unity and want to bring greater attention to these issues that plague our everyday lives. We need to be a voice for the voiceless.”
About the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Youth Commission:
NCAI works to ensure that tribal youth thrive by equipping tribal leaders with the resources necessary to support the young people in their communities and by providing young leaders with the tools needed to be successful in their endeavors. NCAI’s Youth Commission offers youth ages 16-23 the opportunity to engage on National scale along-side tribal leaders to help address the issues facing Indian Country. Established in 1997, the NCAI Youth Commission has been a space for tribal youth to come together and discuss solutions to the unique challenges they face within their communities. For more information visit www.ncai.org.