Coushatta Chairman Sickey Meets President Biden on the Day After Louisiana Gov.Edwards Signs a Sweeping MMIWG Executive Order


Chairman David Sickey becomes first tribal chairman from the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana to meet a sitting U.S. president. - Courtesy photo

LAKE CHARLES, La. - Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana Chairman David Sickey was among the dignitaries on hand who met with President Joe Biden on his presidential trip to Lake Charles, La. on Thursday.

President Biden was in the deep-red state to rally support for his expansive $2.3 trillion proposal, the American Jobs Plan.

With the aging Calcasieu River Bridge behind him, Biden pitched his once-in-a-lifetime infrastructure package. Sickey, the first Coushatta tribal chairman to ever meet with a sitting president of the United States, pivoted from infrastructure to the existential threat facing Indian Country – the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) crisis.


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