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Senator Kyl visits CRIT, meets with council...
Discusses key issues with Tribal leaders and receives appreciation for his work on La Paz Lands restoration issue
U.S. Senator Jon Kyl visited the CRIT reservation in late December and met with the Tribal Council about important issues facing CRIT members.
It was a rare visit for a sitting U.S. senator, but Kyl had shown awareness of CRIT issues through his support of the restoration of the La Paz Lands last year. He has also been profiled in a previous issue of the Manataba Messenger.
For his efforts in supporting CRIT on the issue, Kyl received a plaque of appreciation from the Tribal Council at a ceremony in Tribal Council Chambers.
He also met with the Tribal Council and discussed several key issues on the federal level that have an effect on CRIT Tribal members, including:
"We are grateful that he took the time to visit with us and hear some of our concerns and ideas for the future."
It was Kyl's first visit to the CRIT Reservation. Previously, Senator John McCain had visited the reservation, as had former senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell from Colorado, who was one of the first Native Americans elected to federal office. The late Senator Barry Goldwater visited when he was in office as well.