Dec 17, 2021
At the Tribal Nations Summit last month, President Joe Biden touted the dozens of Native Americans in key administration posts including the first Native American Cabinet Secretary in Deb Haaland. The president also spoke of collaboration, consultation and respect of tribal sovereignty during the summit. Out guest today writes on our site that the administration has fallen short of these promises since taking office, however.
Kevin Allis is a tribal member of the Forest County Potawatomi Community, president of the government relations firm Thunderbird Strategic LLC, and former chief executive officer of the National Congress of American Indians. He has a post on our site right now headlined “Biden Isn’t Living Up To His Pledge to Respect Tribal Sovereignty.” He joined the show to discuss his post and Biden’s relationship with Tribal Nations in the wake of the summit.