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Press Room October 2012
Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank Remarks at White House American Indian and Alaska Native Business Council Meeting
AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY
Thursday, September 27, 2012
CONTACT OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Thank you, Director Hinson. It’s great to be here with top business leaders from the many American Indian and Alaska Native communities across our nation.
I’d like to briefly introduce Dee Alexander, my senior adviser for Native American Affairs. Dee is from the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes. She played a major role in American Indian and Alaska Native policy at the Census Bureau.
More recently, she developed the Commerce Department’s new tribal consultation policy – the result of President Obama’s order to all federal agencies to establish such a policy.