Kirkpatrick visits Yavapai-Apache Nation
CAMP VERDE - The Yavapai-Apache Nation hosted Arizona Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick on June 8 in the Clarkdale tribal community.
During her visit, Congresswoman Kirkpatrick provided the Nation's Tribal Council with an update on her work and advocacy in Washington, D.C., and met with tribal members, answering questions about current Congressional legislation and her work within the District.
"Congresswoman Kirkpatrick has been a strong voice for Arizona tribes and District 1. For the Yavapai-Apache Nation, Congresswoman Kirkpatrick has been a great resource and an advocate for tribal issues. We appreciate her service to Arizona, her commitment to working with tribes and her ability to champion current affairs that impact our District," stated Vice Chairman Robert Jackson Sr., of the Yavapai-Apache Nation.
During her visit with the Nation, Tribal Leaders presented Congresswoman Kirkpatrick's Congressional Office with an Apache camp dress and Apache moccasins in appreciation for her work with the Yavapai-Apache Nation.
"It was a pleasure meeting with the Yavapai-Apache Tribal Council and providing an update on my work in D.C. on behalf of Arizona's 1st Congressional District. I was honored to meet tribal members and hear directly from them. Hearing from my constituents, gives me the ability to have a stronger voice for Arizona. Our District is a district of diversity and rich in history and culture. I am honored to have the support and confidence of the Yavapai-Apache Nation Tribal Council and I look forward to our continued work together," stated U.S. Representative Ann Kirkpatrick.
The Yavapai-Apache Nation is comprised of two distinct people, the Yavapai and Apache. The Yavapai refer to themselves as Wipuhk'a'bah and speak the Yuman language, while the Apache refer to themselves as Dil'zhe'e and speak the Athabaskan language.
The Yavapai-Apache Nation is located in the Verde Valley and is comprised of five tribal communities: Tunlii, Middle Verde, Rimrock, Camp Verde and Clarkdale.
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