Chief Baker meets U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack


(L to R): U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Principal Chief Bill John Baker.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.--Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker recently met with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Chief Baker attended the University of Arkansas’ Distinguished Lecture Series on April 23 featuring the Secretary. After, Chief Baker and Sec. Vilsack discussed the USDA’s Keepseagle legal settlement and the Cherokee Nation’s commitment to revitalizing the role Native American agriculture plays in today’s society. Chief Baker also thanked Sec. Vilsack for the opportunities to support USDA through federal contracts with Cherokee Nation Businesses. Cherokee Nation citizen and U of A Law School Dean Stacy Leeds arranged for Sec. Vilsack to speak at the Fayetteville, Ark. campus.

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