NWAF grantee National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is collaborating with other national leaders across communities of color to call for unified action on equity.

In a shared public statement, NCAI and eight other anchor national civil rights and racial justice organizations call for concrete action toward swift and impartial justice for George Floyd, his family, and the many other Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) individuals who have experienced abuses at the hands of law enforcement.

“This epidemic of racialized violence must stop, and it must stop now,” the statement reads. “Bringing it to an end will require the affirmative commitment, solidarity and sustained action of all Americans, from grassroots advocacy to the ballot box.”

The coalition calls for six action steps—including Congressional action and a declaration of racism as a public health crisis.

It’s this kind of multiracial and multiethnic approach that encourages solidarity and moves us closer to equity for all. It also highlights the role of long-standing inequity and injustice and the need to respond.