Native America Action Directors LaRenda Morgan, Director of Native Candidate Relations and Outreach, and Kristen McCormick, Director of Legislative Affairs, attended The Gathering this week, the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma’s largest event of the year. LaRenda Morgan and Kristen McCormick are pictured above with Gary “Litefoot” Davis, Executive Director for Native American Financial Services Association (NAFSA).
Mr. Davis was the opening keynote speaker for this event, and his organization’s mission is to advocate for tribal sovereignty, promote responsible financial services, and provide better economic opportunity in Indian Country for the benefit of tribal communities.
It was both LaRenda’s and Kristen’s great honor to be able to attend Mr. Davis’ keynote as well as his participation in a moderated panel at the event.
For Native America Action, The Gathering represented an opportunity not just to network with Native organizations and businesses, but to evaluate the challenges facing Tribal Governments and Native Nations through the lens of those who meet and support the business needs for many of our Native communities. As Native America Action continues its work with Native communities through voter registration and support for Native involvement, there is a great opportunity to evaluate the needs and challenges facing such communities.
Pictured above is Chairman John Shotton, Otoe Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma pictured with Gary “Litefoot” Davis, Executive Director NAFSA.