BIA issues statement on passing of Charles Blackwell

WASHINGTON, DC—Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn issued a statement on the passing of Chickasaw Nation Ambassador Charles Blackwell. It stated:

“Today, Indian Country lost a distinguished leader whose eloquence and diplomacy in promoting self-determination for the Chickasaw Nation and all tribes was legendary. As the Chickasaw Nation’s ambassador to the United States, Charles W. Blackwell personified the nation-to-nation relationship, giving his people a voice at the highest levels of government.”

Charles Blackwell was the founder and Executive Director of First American...

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