June 24, 2015

Kaine Statement On The Passing Of Chief Sharon Bryant

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement upon the passing of Sharon Bryant, former Chief of the Monacan Nation:

“I am deeply saddened to hear of Chief Bryant’s passing. Bryant was a strong leader for the Monacan people and a pioneer for women. Her death is a loss to the entire Commonwealth of Virginia, and my heart goes out to the Monacan Nation during this time of mourning.”

During her tenure as Chief, Kaine worked with Bryant in the ongoing call for the federal government to officially recognize the Monacan Nation.