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Deputy Secretary Merrigan Comes to Oklahoma to Learn From Tribal Leaders

Thu, 13 May 2010 21:56:15 CDT

Deputy Secretary Merrigan Comes to Oklahoma to Learn From Tribal Leaders Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan had two events in Oklahoma on Thursday that USDA used as platforms to issue news releases touting Rural Development and Childhood Nutrition and the need to battle Obesity as has been called for by First Lady Michelle Obama.

However, these events were not the reason that the Deputy of USDA was in Oklahoma. Instead, the two events that the Secretary participated in that were not touted on her schedule and did not have news releases coming as she made stops for them included a closed door meeting with Ag Leaders in the State in a barn on a Kingfisher wheat farm. Later in the day, she participated in an almost two hour meeting with the Tribal Conservation Advisory Council. Several tribal leaders were in attendance, including Chickasaw Chief Billy Annatubby. This meeting between the number two person at USDA and Tribal Leaders was called "historic" by both Native Americans that attended as well as by Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan. (The picture here shows Deputy Secretary Merrigan Listening to the Chief of the Chickasaw Nation, Billy Annatubby)

One tribal leader spoke about problems that Native Americans have various parts of farm law- and suggested maybe in the farm bill another Title for the bill could be added- a Title Focusing on Needs of the Indian Tribes of North America.

Click on the Listen Bar below to hear Deputy Secretary Merrigan explain her view of this interaction.


Ron Hays talks with Secretary Merrigan About How the Meeting with Oklahoma Based Indian Tribes Went on Thursday.
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