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Statement from Paula Lorenzo, Tribal Chair, Rumsey Indian Rancheria

BROOKS, Calif. ? "This tremendous day of sadness has my heart heavy. An unforgivable crime has been committed against the people of the United States of America.

Please bring resolve and justice for the innocent lives lost, for the attack on our freedom and democracy in this horrific and unforgivable act of terrorism. This evil that hides in the shadows and hides behind the skirts of innocents has no regard, no respect for human life. The people that celebrate as innocent people jump to their deaths have no respect or regard for human lives ? how dare they rejoice in this tragedy.

We as a people cannot condone or shelter such acts against our freedom and democracy. We cannot allow this evil to put our lives on hold, to change our way of life. Bring the terrorists to justice."

God bless America!