President’s Circle Virtual Happy Hour
“An Insider’s Perspective on Native Americans in Politics and Law” with June Lorenzo
As members of the President’s Circle, Founders’ Society, and Legacy Circle, you are cordially invited to attend a Virtual Happy Hour with President Michael F. Brown and SAR Board member and Tribal Judge June L. Lorenzo.
History was made when President Joe Biden nominated Debra Haaland, U.S. Representative, from Laguna Pueblo as the first Native American to be named a Cabinet Position as Secretary of the Interior Department. June Lorenzo, also from Laguna Pueblo, is longtime friend of Representative Haaland. June will be sharing with us about her role as Judge at Zia Pueblo and her work with international human rights advocacy with Indigenous NGOs. She’ll also share her perspective on Representative Haaland’s pending appointment of Secretary of the Interior under President Joe Biden. She’ll reflect on its implications for Native American communities and our nation at large and guide a discussion and answer any questions you may have.
This event is free and open to members of the President’s Circle, Founders’ Society, and Legacy Circle. Please RSVP to Lindsay Archuleta at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send you the instructions to join via Zoom. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot today.
June L. Lorenzo, Laguna Pueblo / Navajo (Diné), JD and PhD, lives and works in her home community of Laguna Pueblo. She works with community organizations and Indigenous NGOs to address uranium mining legacy issues and resistance to new mining, sacred landscape protection, and, recently, issues of repatriation of cultural patrimony. She advocates in tribal and domestic courts, as well as before legislative and international human rights bodies. She also participated in negotiations for both the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the American DRIP. She holds a PhD in justice studies from Arizona State University and a JD from Cornell University.