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Trump signs proclamation in Arizona against Native American violence

May 5, 2020, 1:11 PM | Updated: 2:45 pm
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washi...

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

PHOENIX — President Donald Trump signed a proclamation Tuesday in Arizona that aims to bring awareness to ongoing violence in Native American communities.

The proclamation declared Tuesday as Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives Awareness Day, according to documents obtained by KTAR News 92.3 FM.

Trump visited Arizona on Tuesday to tour Phoenix’s Honeywell facility, his first major trip since the spread of coronavirus became a national crisis.

“I call upon all Americans and all federal, state, tribal and local governments to increase awareness of the crisis of missing and murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives through appropriate programs and activities,” Trump said in the proclamation.

The proclamation comes six months after Trump signed an executive order creating Operation Lady Justice, a task force designed to combat the issue.

The task force focuses on slowing domestic violence, homicide, sexual assault and abuse in communities.

Women and children are especially targeted in Native American communities, Trump said in the proclamation.

One study showed that Native American women in certain tribal communities are 10 times more likely to be murdered than the average American, according to a press release.

“We will not waver in our mission to bring healing, justice, hope and restoration to our American Indian and Alaska Native communities,” Trump said.

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PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 05:  Spectators, wearing face masks, await the landing of Air Force One into Sky Harbor Airport on May 05, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. US President Donald Trump is visiting Arizona to tour a Honeywell mask factory and hold a roundtable on Native American issues. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 05:  General view of the Honeywell mask factory where US President Donald Trump will visit and hold a roundtable on Native American issues on May 05, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 05:  Air Force One taxies on the runway at Sky Harbor Airport on May 05, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. US President Donald Trump is visiting Arizona to tour a Honeywell mask factory and hold a roundtable on Native American issues. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 05:  Air Force One lands into Sky Harbor Airport on May 05, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. US President Donald Trump is visiting Arizona to tour a Honeywell mask factory and hold a roundtable on Native American issues. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 05:  Spectators take photos as Air Force One prepares to land into Sky Harbor Airport on May 05, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. US President Donald Trump is visiting Arizona to tour a Honeywell mask factory and hold a roundtable on Native American issues. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 05:  Spectators take photos as Air Force One prepares to land into Sky Harbor Airport on May 05, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. US President Donald Trump is visiting Arizona to tour a Honeywell mask factory and hold a roundtable on Native American issues. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 05:  Air Force One taxies on the runway at Sky Harbor Airport on May 05, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. US President Donald Trump is visiting Arizona to tour a Honeywell mask factory and hold a roundtable on Native American issues. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 05:  Air Force One taxies on the runway at Sky Harbor Airport on May 05, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. US President Donald Trump is visiting Arizona to tour a Honeywell mask factory and hold a roundtable on Native American issues. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 05:  Air Force One lands into Sky Harbor Airport on May 05, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. US President Donald Trump is visiting Arizona to tour a Honeywell mask factory and hold a roundtable on Native American issues. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 05:  Air Force One lands into Sky Harbor Airport on May 05, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. US President Donald Trump is visiting Arizona to tour a Honeywell mask factory and hold a roundtable on Native American issues. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 05:  Air Force One lands into Sky Harbor Airport on May 05, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. US President Donald Trump is visiting Arizona to tour a Honeywell mask factory and hold a roundtable on Native American issues. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 05:  Air Force One lands into Sky Harbor Airport on May 05, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. US President Donald Trump is visiting Arizona to tour a Honeywell mask factory and hold a roundtable on Native American issues. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 05:  Air Force One taxies on the runway at Sky Harbor Airport on May 05, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. US President Donald Trump is visiting Arizona to tour a Honeywell mask factory and hold a roundtable on Native American issues. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) PHOENIX, ARIZONA - MAY 05:  Air Force One lands into Sky Harbor Airport on May 05, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. US President Donald Trump is visiting Arizona to tour a Honeywell mask factory and hold a roundtable on Native American issues. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) 
              President Donald Trump arrives in Phoenix, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 where he will speak during a roundtable on supporting Native Americans and participate in a tour of a Honeywell International plant that manufactures personal protective equipment. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
            President Donald Trump arrives in Phoenix, Tuesday, May 5, 2020 where he will speak during a roundtable on supporting Native Americans and participate in a tour of a Honeywell International plant that manufactures personal protective equipment, (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) President Donald Trump talks with members of the traveling press before departing Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Trump is heading to Arizona and is expected to tour Honeywell International's mask-making operation in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) President Donald Trump walks to speak with members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) 
              President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
            President Donald Trump gestures from the top of the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Trump is heading to Arizona and is expected to tour Honeywell International's mask-making operation in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 05: (L-R) White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien, Social Media Director Dan Scavino and Senior Advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner walk across the South Lawn before departing the White House with President Donald Trump May 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to Phoenix, Arizona to tour a Honeywell International's face mask production operation, which has increased manufacturing capabilities of N95 respirators in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 05: U.S. President Donald Trump walks across the South Lawn before boarding Marine One and departing the White House May 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to Phoenix, Arizona to tour a Honeywell International's face mask production operation, which has increased manufacturing capabilities of N95 respirators in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 05: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalists as he departs the White House May 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to Phoenix, Arizona to tour a Honeywell International's face mask production operation, which has increased manufacturing capabilities of N95 respirators in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 05: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalists as he departs the White House May 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to Phoenix, Arizona to tour a Honeywell International's face mask production operation, which has increased manufacturing capabilities of N95 respirators in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 05: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalists as he departs the White House May 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to Phoenix, Arizona to tour a Honeywell International's face mask production operation, which has increased manufacturing capabilities of N95 respirators in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 05: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to journalists as he departs the White House May 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to Phoenix, Arizona to tour a Honeywell International's face mask production operation, which has increased manufacturing capabilities of N95 respirators in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) President Donald Trump talks to journalists as he departs the White House May 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump is traveling to Phoenix, Arizona to tour a Honeywell International's face mask production operation, which has increased manufacturing capabilities of N95 respirators in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) President Donald Trump walks to speak with members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) President Donald Trump talks with members of the traveling press before departing Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Trump is heading to Arizona and is expected to tour Honeywell International's mask-making operation in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) 
              President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
            President Donald Trump gestures from the top of the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Tuesday, May 5, 2020. Trump is heading to Arizona and is expected to tour Honeywell International's mask-making operation in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Trump signs proclamation in Arizona against Native American violence