Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi Receives Award from the National Gathering of American Indian Veterans
SCHAUMBURG, IL – On Friday, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) received an award from the National Gathering of American Indian Veterans thanking him for his support of the organization and their efforts to care for those who have served this nation. The work of the National Gathering and Joe Podlasek, the son of a Korean War veteran and CEO of Trickster Art Gallery, is essential to creating a more equitable distribution of government services to veterans of Native descent.
“It is my honor to participate in the National Gathering of American Indian Veterans and I am humbled to receive their commendation,” said Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi. “By providing a network of support for Native and non-Native veterans, the National Gathering of American Indian Veterans is giving this important community a voice. It is a privilege to give back to those who have dedicated themselves to the safety and security of our nation. I am grateful to the National Gathering of American Indian Veterans for giving me that chance.”
Native Americans historically have the highest rate of military service per capita of any ethnic group, but often receive negligent support and funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The National Gathering provides veterans an opportunity to connect with other Native veterans, policy makers, military officials, and service providers. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi is committed to ensuring this brave group of veterans are able to obtain the services and support they need.