Indianz.Com - 'In Our Blood' - October 23, 2017
Jefferson Keel, the new president of the National Congress of American Indians. Photo by Indianz.Com
Hundreds of tribal leaders met in Wisconsin last week for the annual convention of the National Congress of American Indians. But one person who wasn't there seemed to be on everyone's minds, even if his name wasn't always mentioned.
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