Navajo Nation first lady appointed to Kennedy Center board
President Joe Biden has appointed Navajo Nation First Lady Phefelia Nez to serve as a member of the board of trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
The center’s board is made up of government officials, philanthropists and others appointed by the president, and provides guidance for the prestigious organization.
Nez is an advocate for Navajo arts, education and language as well as tribal nations.
She said she’s humbled by the appointment and that the arts and education are essential to building vibrant and thriving communities.
The Kennedy Center hosts 2,000 performances a year and is the home of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Washington National Opera.
Part of its mission is to ensure that performing arts are accessible to all Americans, including members of tribal nations.