December 18, 2007

Service award for Pico

Tribal leader, executive to receive Wilson awardsA former chairman of an East County Indian tribe and a construction company executive will receive Woodrow Wilson Awards, given by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

Anthony R. Pico, chairman of the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians until his retirement this year, will receive one for public service.

Pico advocated Indians' right to have casinos on tribal lands. He is director of the Native American Rights Fund, a nonprofit law firm that defends the rights of Indian organizations.

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