Native American Congressional Internship

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Womsikuk James, Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) of Massachusetts
Dartmouth College

Womsikuk “Kuk” is an enrolled member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah), and has additional Oglala Lakota ancestry through his mother. He is currently enrolled at Dartmouth College, where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in history and government. In high school, he worked as an intern in the Massachusetts state legislature, primarily focusing on healthcare and criminal justice issues affecting the Commonwealth. After completing his undergraduate studies, Kuk plans on either pursuing a master’s degree in government and public policy or enrolling in law school. Professionally, he intends to focus on Tribal economic development and the bolstering of Tribal courts and Tribal criminal jurisdiction, through government, non-profit, or private sectors.

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