Peggy Flanagan to be sworn-in as lieutenant governor on Monday

Jourdan Bennett-Begaye

Follow Indian Country Today for live coverage of the ceremony.

Indian Country and the state of Minnesota, or the ancestral homelands to the Anishinabewaki and Očeti Šakówiŋ, will see the first Native American woman sworn in as the lieutenant governor.

This is also monumental because Peggy Flanagan, White Earth Nation, will be the “highest-ranking Native woman elected to executive office in the history of the United States.”

The swearing-in ceremony for Flanagan and other Minnesota Constitutional Officers takes place on Jan. 7 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul.


Readers can watch the ceremony live on Indian Country Today’s website. You can also keep up with the day’s events on our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) with our on-the-ground reporter.

Jourdan Bennett-Begaye, Diné, is a reporter/producer for Indian Country Today in Washington, D.C. Follow her on Twitter: @jourdanbb.