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Flanagan receives national Native American Leadership Award


February 14, 2020

Lt. Peggy Flanagan on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, speaks at a ceremony commemorating the launch of the state's Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force. Dana Ferguson / Forum News Service

ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan was recently awarded the Native American Leadership Award by the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C.

As the highest-ranking Native woman elected to executive office in U.S. history, Flanagan was recognized for her work raising awareness of issues affecting Native communities, increasing civic engagement, improving lives in Indian Country and transforming tribal-state relations in Minnesota, officials said in a release.


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