HERE AT NAVAJO COUNCIL’S WINTER SESSION DAY 1. VICE PREZ JIM FINISHED STATE OF NATION ADDRESS AND NOW DELEGATES ARE ASKING QUESTIONS.
Jan. 9 announcement that Choctaw Nation was among five tribes designated as Promise Zone. There are other finalists that cud have qualified, including Oglala and Fort Belnap. There is real activity for Promise Zones. But June 26, Obama created White House Council on Native American Affairs which would develop policies and another one is federal investments. In next three years, Housing and Urban Develop is looking at creating Promise Zones. So I urge you to have your Washington, D.C. Office really work on Promise Zones.