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Native Brief: WASHINGTON - Tribal leaders from American Indian and Alaska Native nations will be in Washington on Tuesday, October 11 to show unity for Native concerns pending before Congress.
The Native leaders will convene in front of the Capitol Building on October 11 for a media and photo event entitled "Tribal Standing Together for Tribal Nations."
The event is part of Tribal Unity Impact Week (October 11 - 13), organized by nation's leading American Indian and Alaska Native organizations representing tribes. The week will bring tribal leaders and members of Congress together in a display of solidarity and support on each of Tribal Unity Impact Week's key issues:
Tribal Unity Impact Week is co-hosted by the National Congress of American Indians, the United South and Eastern Tribes, Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, Alaska Federation of Natives, All Indian Pueblo Council, California Association of Tribal Governments, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association, Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, National American Indian Housing Council, Navajo Nation, and the United Tribes of North Dakota, Additional Sponsors of Tribal Unity Impact Week include the Chickasaw Nation, Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.
Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the country. NCAI advocates on behalf of tribal governments and communities, promoting strong tribal-federal government-to-government policies, and promoting a better understanding among the general public regarding American Indian and Alaska Native governments, people and rights.
WHAT: Tribal Standing Together for Tribal Nations
WHEN: October 11, 12:00 pm
WHERE: East Front of US Capitol Building
Northeast quadrant (Also known as the "Senate Swamp")
(Inclement Weather Location - Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Hearing Room, 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington DC)
WHO: Tribal Leaders from Indian Country & US Congressional members, including Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI), Chairman Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
posted October 8, 2011 7:10 am edt
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