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Georgene Louis for Congress Campaign

The Georgene Louis for Congress campaign today announced a major new endorsement from the Coalition of Large Tribes, a critical coalition of tribes that advocates for issues facing American Indian tribes with land bases exceeding 100,000 acres.

Vice President of the Navajo Nation, Myron Lizer, signed onto the resolution endorsing Georgene for Congress, which states “the nomination of Representative Georgene Louis will strengthen the relationship between Tribes and States not only in New Mexico but throughout the United States and will continue the historic endorsement of sending a Native American Indian to Congress.” 

“As a proud member of the Pueblo of Acoma, I’m so grateful to have gained some exciting support this week from the Coalition of Large Tribes,” said Georgene Louis. “If I’m fortunate enough to become the newest Congresswoman from New Mexico, I will fight every day to build off the important work of Congresswoman Haaland, serve as an effective Native voice in Congress, and deliver on the issues important to our communities."

“The Coalition of Large Tribes is honored to support Georgene Louis, a Native seeking the seat for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District, as we once did with Congresswoman Haaland,” said OJ Semans Sr, Executive Director, Coalition of Large Tribes. “The President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, who is the Vice President on our Executive Board, worked with Georgene on native issues and knew it was necessary to endorse such an amazing leader.”

The Coalition of Large Tribes Membership includes the North Dakota Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara Nations - South Dakota, Oglala Sioux Tribe, Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe- Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Navajo Nation – Montana Blackfeet Tribe Of Montana, Fort Belknap, Crow Nation - Washington State, Spokane Tribe – Utah, Ute Indian Tribe – Idaho, Shoshone Bannock Tribes -Wyoming, and Eastern Shoshone.

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