President Barack Obama named Kimberly Teehee as senior policy adviser for Native American affairs and a member of his Domestic Policy Council. Obama made the announcement via taped remarks to the 2009 National Congress of American Indians Mid-Year Conference on June 15.
"She is rightly recognized as an outstanding advocate for Indian Country, and she will provide a direct interface at the highest level of my administration, assuring a voice for Native Americans during policymaking decisions," Obama said.
Because she is an adviser to the president, Teehee does not require Senate confirmation.
Teehee's previous position was senior adviser to the U.S. House of Representatives Native American Caucus co-chair, Rep. Dale Kildee, D-Mich. She is a member of the Cherokee Nation.
Obama also announced a Tribal Nations Conference, a meeting to be held at the White House later this year.
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