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NCAI welcomes Artman as assistant secretary

The National Congress of American Indians said it supports the nomination of Carl Artman as assistant secretary for Indian affairs.

"I look forward to supporting Mr. Artman in representing Native people at the highest levels of the federal government," said Joe Garcia, the president of NCAI. "This appointment reaffirms the Department of Interior's commitment to work closely and productively with Indian Country during the remaining years of the current administration."

Artman, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, has been an active member of NCAI. He served as chief counsel for his tribe and represented the tribe as its lobbyist in Washington, D.C.

"Mr. Artman's broad work on the ground in Indian Country brings a level of expertise to this post that is crucial and on par with the many important issues he will address as Assistant Secretary," said NCAI executive director Jacqueline Johnson.

The White House announced Artman's nomination late Tuesday. He currently works at the Interior Department as the associate solicitor for Indian affairs.

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White House News:
Personnel Announcement (August 1, 2006)

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