Tribal leaders meet with British ambassador in Tulsa – Information – The Shawnee Information star


On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, tribal leaders attended a meeting with British Ambassador to the United States Sir Kim Darroh at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ambassador Darroh was in Oklahoma for a very brief visit but made it a priority to visit tribal peoples to learn more about the Tribe and Native American nations of Oklahoma.

Ambassador Darroh was the Prime Minister’s National Security Advisor from January 2012 to September 2015. While serving as Secretary of the National Security Council, Ambassador Darroh led the National Security Team on issues such as the rise of Daesh in Iraq and Syria. Russian aggression in Ukraine; the Iranian nuclear threat; and the collapse of governance in Libya.

Tribal leaders were given the opportunity to speak about their respective tribes, including history and current governance. While speaking about our tribe, I informed Ambassador Darroh that the Shawnee’s greatest warrior, Tecumseh, fought with the British in the War of 1812. This is an important part of US and UK history as Tecumseh made efforts to prevent white infiltration westward from settlers in tribal lands. Unfortunately, Tecumseh is more revered outside of the US.

Tribal leaders present were: Governor Edwina Butler-Wolfe, absent Shawnee tribe; Chair Tamara Fourkiller, Caddo Nation; Chairman John Barrett, Citizen Potawatomi Nation; Chef Bill John Baker, Cherokee Nation; Governor Reggie Wassana and Lt. Governor Gilbert Miles, Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes; Designee Neal McCaleb, Chickasaw Nation; Designee Judy Allen, Choctaw Nation; Chief Glenna Wallace, Eastern Shawnee Tribe; Chairwoman Lynn Williams, Kaw Nation; Designee Bake Follis, Modoc Strain; Chef James Floyd, Muscogee (Creek) Nation; Chef Greg Harper, Peoria Tribe; Member of the Kinsel Lieb Business Committee, Ponca Nation; Chef Greg Chilcoat, Seminole Nation; Chef Ron Sparkman, Shawnee Tribe; Vice President Patrick Waldroup, Tonkawa Tribe; and boss Joe Bunch, United Keetoowah Band of the Cherokees.

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