Tlingit & Haida Endorse Lisa Murkowski For U.S. Senate
ANCHORAGE, AK – This week, the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska endorsed Senator Lisa Murkowski’s (R-Alaska) re-election.
The Tlingit & Haida Executive Council highlighted Murkowski’s ability to leverage her seniority and deliver for Alaska Native communities.
“Senator Murkowski has become one of the most respected members of the United States Congress on matters pertaining American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian people. She has a proven record of effectiveness, working across party lines, and collaborating to find common ground and common-sense solutions that prioritize Alaska,” said Tlingit & Haida President Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson. “As vice chair of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, a senior member and former chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, she has leveraged her seniority to champion policies that support economic growth, protect families, and keep communities safe. Her commitment to Alaska Natives and rural communities has been proven through her continued efforts and is why Tlingit & Haida’s Executive Council has made the decision to support her.”