Brigham appointed to U.S. Dept. of the Interior committee
MISSION – Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) Chair Kat Brigham has been appointed by Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland to the Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC). Haaland made the announcement at the National Congress of American Indians Mid-Year Conference in Anchorage, Alaska on Wednesday.
STAC is comprised of a primary Tribal representative from each of the 12 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Regions and one alternate. Brigham will serve as the primary member of the Northwest Region, and Timothy Greene, Chair of the Makah Tribe, will serve as an alternate. The members are on a staggered, two-year term.
“I am honored to be selected to serve on this inaugural committee,” Brigham said. “Having a seat at the table to amplify our voices at this level of communication is extremely important. Tribes have solutions to broken policies and we know what needs to be done.”
A complete list of the members of STAC can be found here: https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/secretary-haaland-announces-members-first-ever-secretarys-tribal-advisory-committee