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President Obama Nominates
Lillian Sparks as
President Obama has nominated Lillian Sparks, (Oglala Lakota) to serve as Commissioner of Administration for Native Americans. Sparks would serve American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities within the Health and Human Services.
President Obama is attentive to Native Issues and asked Sparks to implement his agenda for Tribal communities.
Lillian is currently Executive Director of the National Indian Education Association. She has brought national attention to Native American education issues for almost 6 years.
If appointed, Lillian's job will cover:
“I look forward to working with the members of this Committee to provide essential services to Native American communities across the country,” she said.
The Committee was very enthusiastic about Sparks' nomination.
Lillian will remain with the NIEA and will host their Legislative Summit on February 8-10 in Washington, DC.
Lillian Sparks joins other American Indian appointments in the Obama Administration. They include:
Larry Echo Hawk -- Interior
Assistant Secretary for
More on the Legislative Summit is at www.niea.org
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