BIA Head Kevin Washburn Speaks to ICTMN About NCAI, Federal Recognition and More


ICTMN's panel consisted of Ray Halbritter, Publisher; Gale Courey Toensing, staff reporter as moderator; Ray Cook, Opinions Editor; Valerie Taliman, West Coast Editor; and Simon Moya-Smith, Correspondent. All participants asked questions at various points in the conversation (photographer Cliff Matias, a resident of Hawaii, chimed in at one point as well). Christopher Napolitano, Creative Director and Nedra Darling, director of Public Affairs for the Assistant Secretary — Indian Affairs were also present; Rob Capriccioso, DC Bureau Chief, who was unable to attend, provided questions in advance for Toensing to introduce.

The following is part 2 of that interview. For readability and clarity, we have chosen not to identify individual speakers presenting comments and queries by the ICTMN panel...

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Courey Toensing, Gale. "BIA Head Kevin Washburn Speaks to ICTMN About NCAI, Federal Recognition and More." Indian Country Today Media Network. October 29, 2014. Article. (, accessed March 8, 2023)

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