Fish named White House policy advisor, tribal liaison
WASHINGTON – Cherokee Nation citizen Tyler Fish has been named as the White House’s senior policy advisor and tribal liaison, according to reports.
Reports state that Fish, an attorney who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, will work on tribal issues at the White House.
However, according to reports, no one from the White House would go on the record to explain Fish’s job.
“It’s certainly crucial that there’s somebody in the White House that’s a point person on tribal issues and relationships with Indian tribes,” Joel Williams, a Native American Rights Fund staff attorney, told Indian Country Today.
Williams, who is also Cherokee, called Fish “a very intelligent, very bright gentleman,” according to ICT.
According to Fish’s LinkedIn profile, he began working at the White House in July. In the past, he has worked for the Air Force, Interior Department, Small Business Administration, U.S. Forest Service, Justice Department and CN.
In the Winter 2014 issue of Tribal Relations News, he described himself as an “advocate” for Indian issues. “As a tribal citizen, advocate, and American Indian law and policy practitioner, I hope to positively influence the Forest Service-tribal relationship,” Fish stated in the issue.