Washington, D.C. (November 9, 2020) – Today, the National Council of Urban Indian Health Chief Executive Officer Francys Crevier (Algonquin) released the following statement:
“The National Council of Urban Indian Health (NCUIH) congratulates President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris on their groundbreaking 2020 U.S. Presidential Election win. A record number of Native voters showed up in key states such as Arizona, Michigan, and Wisconsin to make a lasting impact on this historical election. This continued confirmation of the power behind the Native Vote reaffirms American Indians and Alaska Native (AI/AN) issues should be a priority for lawmakers in the 117th Congress. We are also thankful to our partners at the Coulter Foundation and the National Urban Indian Family Coalition for providing funding to NCUIH which allowed us to bring funds into those urban Indian communities to embolden the Native vote.
The Biden-Harris team is the first U.S. Presidential platform to include Urban Indian Organizations in their Tribal Nations agenda, and we look forward to partnering with the incoming administration in the development of quality, accessible, and culturally-competent health services for AI/ANs living in urban settings.”