Native American Congressional Internship

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Garrett W. Briggs, Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation
Northern Arizona University

Garrett is a descendent of the Mouache and Capote Bands of Ute and a member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe (SUIT). He obtained his Master of Arts in archaeological research from Northern Arizona University in May 2017 and spent the last three years working for the SUIT as a Tribal Liaison. Focusing on cultural preservation, he worked extensively with government and Tribal agencies in Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico to document and preserve Ute ancestral sites and to repatriate and protect ancestors. In the future, he plans to obtain his Juris Doctorate and work for the SUIT as a lawyer specializing in the protection of Ute heritage.

NAME TRIBE
Alayah C. Johnson-Jennings Quapaw Tribe of Indians
Caitlin E. Wanic Bay Mills Indian Community
Dustin A. Rector White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation
Erika A. Salinas Comanche Nation
Garrett W. Briggs Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation
Hilary J. Edwards Swinomish Indians of the Swinomish Reservation
Imani M. Hicks Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Pechanga Reservation
Janae A. Harris Arapahoe Tribe of the Wind River Reservation
Kenadi R. Mayo Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior
Stephanie M. Lefthand Pueblo of Taos
Tyra M. West Navajo Nation
Womsikuk James Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts