Hon. Edward Manuel (Tohono O’odham Nation)

Edward D. Manuel is a citizen of the Tohono O’odham Nation, where he now serves as Chairman of the nation. He has previously served in the same role from 1995 to 2003. He has also served as District Vice Chair, District Chair, Legislative Council Representative, and Legislative CouncilVice-Chair for the Tohono O’odham Nation. During his terms, the Nation adopted the SouthernArizona Water Rights Amendment. Numerous organizations and institutions were established as well: the Tohono O’odham Community College, the Tohono O’odham Nursing Care Authority, the Tohono O’odham Cultural Center & Museum, the Voice of the Tohono O’odham Radio Station, a second casino was built, and a scholarship program was implemented.