05.05.17

Daines Marks National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Steve Daines today was in Lame Deer to mark the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. 

Daines introduced and secured U.S. Senate unanimous passage of a resolution to honor the memory of Hanna Harris, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe who was murdered in July 2013. The resolution seeks to commemorate the lives of all missing and murdered American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls who have gone missing or been murdered whose cases are documented and undocumented in public records and the media.

This morning, Daines walked in the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Walk with Hanna Harris’ mother on May 5th, her daughter Hanna’s birthday.

 

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The Harris family presented Daines with a blanket.

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“Today is a meaningful day to commemorate Hanna’s life and the lives of others in Indian communities with similar stories, many of which go untold and unreported,” Daines stated. “We stand together as a nation, in solidarity to say this epidemic of missing and murdered Native women and girls must stop.”

Yesterday, Daines took to the Senate floor to remark on the resolution’s passage and underscore its importance.

Click HERE to watch Daines’ floor remarks.

Click HERE to download Daines’ floor remarks. 

Co-sponsors of Daines’ resolution includes U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), Al Franken (D-MN), Cory Gardner (R-CO), John Hoeven (R-ND), James Lankford (R-OK), Tom Udall (D-NM), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Jim Risch (R-ID), Mike Rounds (R-SD) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND).

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