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Press Release



Salazar, Washburn to Address National Congress of American Indians Convention in Sacramento



10/19/2012

Contact: Blake Androff (DOI), 202-208-6416
Nedra Darling (ASIA), 202-219-4152

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—On Monday, October 22, 2012, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will deliver keynote remarks at the National Congress of American Indians’ 69th Annual Convention & Marketplace in Sacramento. Salazar is expected to discuss the Obama Administration’s progress in opening a new chapter in our nation-to-nation relationship with American Indian and Alaska Natives tribal governments.

Following his remarks, Secretary Salazar will introduce Interior’s new Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Kevin K. Washburn. Washburn, a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma and former Dean of the University of New Mexico School of Law, was sworn into his position on October 9, 2012.

WHO:
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior
Kevin Washburn, Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs
WHAT:
National Congress of American Indians’ 69th Annual Convention & Marketplace
WHEN: Monday, October 22, 2012 @ 10:30 AM PDT
WHERE: Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J Street (Exhibit Hall B)
Sacramento, CA

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