President Obama Appoints Fond du Lac Chairwoman Karen Diver to key White House Post

Karen will succeed Jodi Gillette and Kim Teehee as the President’s Special Assistant for Native American Affairs.

On a personal note, Karen is a terrific choice to serve in this position to close out the President’s term in office.  She has been a forceful and effective advocate on a wide range of issues for the Fond du Lac Band, and many other tribes.  She is also more than capable of living up to Kim’s and Jodi’s strong legacies at the White House.  Congratulations to Karen, and many thanks to Kim Teehee and Jodi Gillette for their great work!

Media coverage here.

The White House Tribal Nations Conference begins tomorrow in D.C.