What's the significance of Ivanka Trump's red suit which she wore during opening of Minnesota cold case office?
Colors convey meaning with a subtle yet impactful tenor. And this time, Ivanka Trump chose the color red to make a powerful statement with a Sandro suit, which she donned to pay a sartorial tribute to missing and murdered women at the opening of America’s first cold case office in Minnesota on Monday, July 27. The office will be devoted to investigating unsolved crimes affecting Indigenous communities in the USA.
The 38-year-old First Daughter, who was the guest of honor at the opening of the Native American Cold Case Office, carefully chose a red outfit as it represents missing and murdered women. “Since his earliest days in office, President @realDonaldTrump has fought for the forgotten men and women of this country. Today is another fulfillment of that promise," she said at the official inauguration.
Sharing her picture at the inauguration, Ivanka wrote in an Instagram post that the administration is committed to empower tribal communities and ensure that all Americans live with dignity. At the launch of the office, Ivanka mentioned that she has signed "establishing the Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives (Operation Lady Justice)." Besides this, she has directed the Department of Justice (DOJ) to coordinate human trafficking prosecution efforts with the Missing and Murdered Task Force. In terms of investment, an $8 billion amount is dedicated to addressing Covid-19 in tribal communities, she said while touting it as the "largest investment in Indian Country in US history."
Additionally, "over $273.4 million in grants" was awarded "to improve public and support victims of crime in Indian Country," she said. In the Instagram post, she also mentioned that "today, the Trump administration opened the FIRST ever Indian Affairs Cold Case Task Force Office in the US, with a focus on indigenous women and girls."
In an important Facebook post, she shared a research that says, "In the lifetime of Native and Indigenous Women...34% are raped, 39% are victims of domestic violence, 2.5X experience violent crimes and 2X more likely to be raped and sexually assaulted compared to all other races.” Later, she mentioned that the Trump administration in 2019 formed ‘Operation Lady Justice', a "long-overdue federal Task Force that enhances the operation of the criminal justice system and addresses the concerns of Indian Country on missing and murdered people – particularly missing and murdered women and girls."
People from native communities flooded in the comments section to pay their gratitude while praising her for doing a "great job."
“I was born and raised near the great Navajo Nation. These stats are painfully true. I'm not Native American but what is happening to and among native peoples can't be ignored. Thank you for sharing this. God bless,” commented a user.
“It’s a real tragedy in our country. Native American girls/women vanish as if they never existed but they did and do in the hearts and minds of their families and friends. We need to continue and bring awareness to this sad reality. Great job Ivanka and the Trump Administration but especially to those that are fighting for recognition of their existence. God bless,” commented another user.
Meanwhile, others commented that they are “waiting for feedback from the native American community about the efficacy of this initiative.”