Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska to Deliver Congressional Response to State of Indian Nations Address

Published on Jan 24, 2011

 WASHINGTON, D.C. – President of the National Congress of American Indians, Jefferson Keel, will call on leaders to act on a new era in U.S. tribal relations during the State of Indian Nations address. Following Keel’s address, Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) will deliver a congressional response.  The event will be held at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., which will also be webcast live on the organization’s website,

The speech will reflect on the state of Indian Country heading into 2011 and outline the key priorities for the federal government to consider when working to uphold the federal trust responsibility. Jefferson Keel is serving in his second year as President of NCAI and is the Lt. Governor of the Chickasaw Nation.

The event will be hosted at the Newseum’s Knight Television Studio in Washington, D.C. and will be webcast live on and broadcast to radio stations via the Native Voice One (NV1) network and the Native America Calling program. 

Media interested in covering the event must RSVP with the details requested below.  

WHAT:        State of Indian Nations Address
WHERE:      Newseum, Knight Studio 
                   555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20001
                   Entrance for Event: 6th Street Side Entrance

WHEN:           Thursday, January 27, 2011 – 10:30 a.m. (EST)

The tentative schedule for the Address is as follows:

9:30 AM               Doors Open 
10:15 AM             Final Seating
10:30 AM             State of Indian Nations Address 
10:50 AM             Response from Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)
11:00 AM             Question & Answer/Press Availability 


Media must RSVP with their NAME, POSITION, (Reporter, TV Camera, Photographer, etc.) MEDIA OUTLET, PHONE and EMAIL for those covering the event to twallace[at] no later than Wednesday, January 26, 2011.   Please note that space is limited and we may not be able to accommodate all requests.  Press credentials will be distributed on location.  Media logistics will be sent to those who are confirmed, and we will contact you if we have any questions. 

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