Photos: Secretary Yellen makes historic visit to Indian country


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Native dancers take a photo with U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and new U.S. Treasurer Lynn Malerba of the Mohegan Tribe during a Tuesday visit to Yellen and Malerba on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. picture by Kevin Abourezk

Photos: Secretary Yellen makes historic visit to Indian country

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Secretary Janet Yellen pledged to visit Indian Country during the White House Tribal Nations Summit last year. She kept her promise with a historic visit to Rosebud Sioux Tribea first for a leader of the Treasury Department. Here are some photos of Yellen’s time on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.

Janet Yellen

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota on June 21, 2022. Photo by Kevin Abourezk
Michael LaPointe
Michael LaPointe, an economist working for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, speaks with US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (center) and Lynn Malerba (right), life chief of the Mohegan Tribe, during a Tuesday visit to Yellen and Malerba tribe in South Dakota. reservation. Malerba was chosen to serve as United States Treasurer, making her the first Indigenous person to hold a leadership position. picture by Kevin Abourezk
Rosebud Sioux Tribe Veterans
Rosebud Sioux veterans hold flags during a ceremony on the Rosebud Reservation on Tuesday where tribal leaders welcomed U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and new U.S. Treasurer Lynn Malerba, Chief Mohegan for life. picture by Kevin Abourezk
Janet Yellen and the Rosebud Sioux Tribe
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (left) speaks to citizens of the Rosebud Sioux tribe during a visit to the tribe’s reservation in South Dakota on Tuesday, the first visit to a reservation by a Treasury Secretary in exercise. picture by Kevin Abourezk
Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Rosebud Sioux tribal leaders listen to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Tuesday during a visit by the secretary to the tribe’s reservation in South Dakota. picture by Kevin Abourezk
Lynn Malerba
Lynn Malerba, the lifetime chief of the Mohegan Tribe, speaks Tuesday in Mission, SD, during a visit to the Rosebud Reservation. Malerba was chosen to serve as United States Treasurer, making her the first Indigenous person to hold a leadership position. picture by Kevin Abourezk
Rosebud Sioux Tribe Dancer
Indigenous dancers are seen here during a cultural presentation held at a welcoming ceremony for US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen at the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota on Tuesday. picture by Kevin Abourezk
Sioux Tribe Rosebud Dancer
A traditional dancer is seen here during a cultural presentation held at a welcoming ceremony for US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen at the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota on Tuesday. picture by Kevin Abourezk
Rosebud Sioux tribal leaders place a star quilt on the shoulders of U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (center) during a Tuesday visit by Yellen to the tribe’s reservation in South Dakota. picture by Kevin Abourezk
Scott Herman and Janet Yellen
Rosebud Sioux tribal leaders and U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (right) listen to healer Keith Horse Looking during a welcome ceremony held on the Rosebud Reservation on Tuesday. Yellen visited the reserve on Tuesday, marking the first time a Treasury secretary has visited a reserve. picture by Kevin Abourezk
Tashina Red Hawk
Miss Indian World Tashina Red Hawk (left) shares spirit food with US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (centre) and new US Treasurer Lynn Malerba, Chief Mohegan, on Tuesday during a ceremony at the Rosebud Reserve. picture by Kevin Abourezk
Scott Herman, Janet Yellen and Lynn Malerba
Rosebud Sioux Tribe President Scott Herman (left), US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (center) and new US Treasurer Lynn Malerba of the Mohegan Tribe eat spirit food during a welcoming ceremony held Tuesday on the Rosebud Reservation. Photo by Kevin Abourezk
Keith Horse looking
Rosebud Lakota medicine man Keith Horse Looking speaks to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and new U.S. Treasurer Lynn Malerba during a visit by Yellen and Malerba to the Rosebud reservation in South Dakota on Tuesday. picture by Kevin Abourezk
Harold Frazier
Harold Frazier, president of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, speaks during a welcome ceremony held on the Rosebud Reservation on Tuesday during a visit by U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen. picture by Kevin Abourezk
Youth of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe
Two indigenous teenage dancers are seen here during a welcome ceremony held on the Rosebud reservation on Tuesday, where US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen met with tribal leaders. picture by Kevin Abourezk
Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Janet Yellen
Native dancers take a photo with U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and new U.S. Treasurer Lynn Malerba of the Mohegan Tribe during a Tuesday visit to Yellen and Malerba on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. picture by Kevin Abourezk
Janet Yellen Lynn Malerba and Scott Herman
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen (second from right) and Lynn Malerba (second from left), life chief of the Mohegan tribe, speak to Rosebud Sioux tribal leaders on Tuesday during a visit to the tribe’s reservation in South Dakota. Malerba was chosen to serve as United States Treasurer, making her the first Indigenous person to hold a leadership position. picture by Kevin Abourezk
Janet Yellen and Scott Herman
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, left, listens as President Scott Herman of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe delivers a commencement address at Sinte Gleska University on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota on June 21, 2022. Photo by Kevin Abourezk
Janet Yellen
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen delivers remarks during a visit to the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota on June 21, 2022. Photo by Kevin Abourezk

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