Thursday, October 24, 2019

Fawn Sharp Elected to President of the National Congress of American Indians

By Levi Rickert - October 24, 2019 at 12:36PM
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Published October 24, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Fawn Sharp has been elected president of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). Sharp won with  61.97 percent of the vote. She ran against Shaun Chapoosea tribal councilor of the Ute Tribe; Harold Fraizer, chairman, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe; Marshall Pierite, chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana.

Sharp is the current president of the Quinault Indian Nation in Taholah, Washington. Her past positions included managing attorney and lead counsel; and staff attorney for the Quinault Indian Nation, administrative law judge for the Washington state Department of Revenue – Tax Appeals Division, Quinault Tribal Court Associate Judge, and Counsel for Phillips, Krause & Brown.

A human rights attorney, former judge, and intelligence officer with degrees from Oxford University, the University of Washington, and Gonzaga University. Sharp has served as both president of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians and vice president of NCAI. She lives on the shores of Lake Quinault with her mother and four children.

Juana Majul-Dixon (Pauma Band of Mission Indians) was reelected to serve as the NCAI recording session.

Being the only candidate nominated for treasurer, Clinton Lageson. (Kenaitze Indian Tribe) was elected to the post by unanimous consent.

NCAI delegates voted Thursday morning.


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