NCAI President Garcia on passing of Carl Venne
National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) President Joe A. Garcia released the following statement on the passing of Crow Tribe Chairman Carl Venne:

"On behalf of Indian Country, I extend my condolences to the Crow Nation and the family of Chairman Venne during this most difficult time. We have lost a true, strong Indian leader. Chairman Venne was a champion for his people, tribes in his region and an excellent example in leadership to tribal leaders across Indian Country. As a former member of NCAI’s Executive Board, Chairman Venne helped to promote the mission of NCAI and worked diligently to help protect tribal sovereignty for all Indian nations. May the Great Spirit be with Chairman Venne’s family and may his work and legacy live on through those who lead by his example."

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