Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (April 7, 2022) – Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter today released the following statement in response to the United States Senate’s confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court.
“The historic confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is a testament to her qualifications and integrity she has displayed throughout her career. As the first Black woman, and only the third Black person, to serve on the nation’s highest court, her confirmation represents an important step toward a bench that reflects the diversity that makes our country so special. We also extend our congratulations to President Biden for his historic nomination of Justice Jackson and his commitment to choosing a nominee who will interpret the law with integrity and fairness, as well as to the United States Senate for its timely confirmation of such a well-qualified nominee.”
About the Oneida Indian Nation
The Oneida Indian Nation is a federally recognized Indian nation in Central New York. A founding member of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the Six Nations or Iroquois Confederacy), the Oneida Indian Nation sided with the Americans in the Revolutionary War and was thanked by Congress and President George Washington for its loyalty and assistance. Today, the Oneida Indian Nation consists of about 1,000 enrolled Members, most of them living in Central New York.
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