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National Congress of American Indians President Jefferson Keel to be Rep. McCollum’s Guest at State of the Union

February 11, 2013
Press Release

 

For Immediate Release:  February 11, 2013                                         
Contact:  Maria Reppas, (202) 225-6631 / (202) 527-0149 maria.reppas@mail.house.gov

Washington, DC – Tomorrow evening, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President Jefferson Keel will attend President Obama’s State of the Union address as Congresswoman Betty McCollum’s (MN-04) guest.  Last month, Congresswoman McCollum was elected as Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus.

President Keel currently serves as the 20th President of NCAI.  In November 2011, NCAI members unanimously re-elected him to a second term.  He is also serving his fourth term as the Lt. Governor of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Originally established in 1944, NCAI works on behalf of tribal nations and organizations to promote tribal sovereignty, protect treaty rights, and improve quality of life throughout Indian Country.

Congresswoman Betty McCollum serves on the House Appropriations Committee and is the Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus.

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