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  • Buffett Award for Indigenous Leadership honors NFIC staff writer and Roberta Conner

    By Terri C. Hansen
    Portland, Oregon (NFIC)

    Carol Craig, long time staff journalist for News from Indian Country was honored Nov. 27 as a 2007 finalist of the prestigious Buffett Award. The award recognizes Indigenous leadership for her work spanning 16 years in educating the public about tribal treaty rights. She was honored in 2002 as a finalist as well.

    But the top 2007 Buffett Award for Indigenous Leadership went to Roberta Conner, curator of the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute on the Umatilla Reservation in eastern Oregon. Connor has led the cultural center, which tells the story of the Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla tribes and the effects of white settlement, since 1998.

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