Fulfilling the Promise of a Treaty: Native Americans Claiming their Rights in the 21st Century


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Kimberly Teehee
Andrew Lee
Ash Center for Democratic Governance & Innovation

Join us on Wednesday, November 18th at 6pm ET in observance and celebration of Native American/Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month, when the Institute of Politics hosts a conversation between Kimberly Teehee, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, and Andrew Lee, a Seneca Indian who serves on the Board of Governors of the Honoring Nations awards, a program of HKS’s Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development.

Teehee is set to become the first delegate of a tribal nation to Congress, a position that would fulfill the terms of a 185 year-old treaty which signals a transformative moment for both Cherokee Nation and Native American people. It is an important initial step to recognizing the unique traditions, culture, and contributions of Native Americans. Teehee and Lee will discuss Native Americans in public service, self-governance, and how allies and unlikely alliances can help connect and amplify core issues facing the Native American communities in the 21stcentury. 

RSVP here to join the JFK Jr. Forum conversation.