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From Winnebago to Washington, tribal member takes on national role


February 17, 2021


WINNEBAGO, Neb. (KCAU) – A local tribal member is taking what she’s accomplished in Winnebago to the White House.

Growing up a member of the Winnebago tribe, Ann Marie Bledsoe Downes said problems with housing, job opportunities, and food security were some of the issues tribal members dealt with.

Bledsoe Downes said she’s eager to take what she’s learned on the reservation to help tribes across the nation.

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