Published July 15, 2019
ISABELLA INDIAN RESERVATION — The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe (SCIT) announces that U.S. Representative Deb Haaland, a tribal citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna Tribe, will visit the Tribe on July 26 and 27, 2019. During her visit, Rep. Haaland will attend the Tribe’s Annual Freedom Walk and the 35th Annual SCIT Powwow.
Rep. Haaland, the first female American Indian to ever prside over a debate in Congress at the Speaker’s chair.
Rep. Haaland became one of two of the first American Indian women ever elected to Congress. She was elected to represent the 1st Congressional District of New Mexico in November 2018. She and Sharice Davids (3rd District-Kansas) were sworn into Congress in January 2019. Since becoming a member of Congress, Rep. Haaland has worked tirelessly on behalf of American Indian and Alaska Native issues that impact Indian Country.
The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe’s Annual Freedom Walk is a walk that promotes an alcohol-free and drug-free lifestyle. The event begins with breakfast at 7:00 a.m on Saturday, July 27, 2019. The walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the tribal gymand proceed to the campground where the powwow will be held.
Rep. Haaland will be a dignitary as part of Grand Entry for the 35th Annual SCIT Powwow at 12 noon.