New tribal vice chairman wants to serve her people by continuing economic development and preserving

Tishmall Turner was recently elected vice chairman of the Rincon tribe. In that capacity, she attended President Trump’s inaugural and met with the new Secretary of the Interior designate Ryan Zinke and the White House Tribal Advisor. She also attended the inaugural ball sponsored by the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Like many members of Indian Country, Turner is closely watching the new administration for signs of whether it will be pro or anti-Indian, or somewhere in between. Tishmall (which means “hummingbird”) grew up on the reservation and lived most of her life there. She attended local schools and graduated from Orange Glen High School. She obtained a BA and Mas

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