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Julián Castro Introduces “People First Indigenous Communities” Plan

HeadlineJul 30, 2019

In more 2020 news, former Housing and Urban Development secretary and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro has introduced a plan to increase the political power and ensure the rights of indigenous communities. Castro’s proposal calls for improvements to housing, healthcare, economic status, education and voting rights for Native groups. Castro evoked the struggles at Standing Rock and Mauna Kea on Twitter as he announced his plan, and vowed to “strengthen tribal sovereignty, honor treaty commitments, ensure justice for Indigenous women, and advance tribal-federal partnerships for progress.”

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