Neah Bay woman receives national honor

Julie Johnson

Julie Johnson

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Julie Johnson, current Washington State Committeewoman for the Clallam County Democratic Party and vice-chair of the 24th Legislative District Democrats, has received the Special Recognition Award at the National Congress of American Indians 20th Annual Leadership Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Johnson, a member of the Lummi Nation and resident of Neah Bay, was recognized for her support of Native women leaders and her continued commitment to the success of Native women.

For the past 22 years, Johnson has organized the National Indian Women’s Honoring Luncheon.

Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the country.

NCAI promotes strong tribal-federal government-to-government policies and a better understanding among the general public regarding American Indian and Alaska Native governments, people and rights.

Johnson was honored previously with the 2016 Warren G. “Maggie” Magnuson Award as “State Committee Member of the Year,” received a National Indian Women’s Leadership Award in 2013 from Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations (WEWIN), and was recognized by local Democrats as female Democrat of the Year in 2012.

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