Kimberly Teehee – Cherokee Nation

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Kimberly Teehee
Kimberly Teehee

Kimberly Teehee is the current senior policy adviser for Native American affairs in the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama. Her appointment was announced on June 15, 2009.

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Background and education

A member of the Cherokee Nation, she was born in Chicago, Illinois but grew up in Claremore, Oklahoma, where she and her family are fluent Cherokee language speakers.

Teehee is a graduate of Northeastern State University, where she graduated cum laude with a bachelors degree in Political Science in 1991. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1995. She was awarded a Bureau of National Affairs Award.

Career

Teehee served as the first deputy director of Native American Outreach for the Democratic National Committee and director of Native American outreach for President Bill Clinton’s 1997 inauguration. She then served as an advisor to Democratic Congressman Dale Kildee of Michigan.

In the Obama administration she serves on the White House Domestic Policy Council. Beginning July 2009, she assumed the new position of senior policy advisor for Native American Affairs and advises the president about issues pertaining to Indian Country.

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