, 2023-01-04 06:06:59,
by Native News Online Staff
Last week, Native Bidaské (Spotlight) editor Levi Rickert welcomed Von Sharpe, president of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), to discuss the achievements of the Indian state in 2022.
Sharp, who also serves as vice president of the Quinault Indian Nation, is currently serving her second term as president of NCAI, the nation’s largest Native American organization, headquartered in Washington, DC.
Speaking about developments in the Indian country last year, Sharp cited the approval of healthcare pre-approvals; Mohegan’s appointment of Chief Marlin “Lynn” Malerpa as United States Treasurer; text with the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act that restores elements of tribal criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit crimes on our reservations; and economic development.
“We’ve accomplished a lot in 2022,” said Sharp.
During the interview, Rickert asked Sharp questions on various topics:
Bracken v. Halland was arguing in November before the US Supreme Court dealing with Indian child welfare law and, ultimately, tribal sovereignty. Do you have an expectation on the outcome?
“It’s going to be close. I think no matter what the decision is, the tribal states, we know we have a purebred shooter…
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