RED LAKE -- Minnesota House Majority Leader Rep. Ryan Winkler, DFL-Golden Valley, will attend the Red Lake Nation’s Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 6.

Winkler will be introduced during the grand entry ceremony at 1 p.m.

Each July, the Red Lake Nation celebrates its sovereignty with a three-day event.

Winkler was born and raised in Bemidji. He is a graduate of Bemidji High School and graduated from Harvard College and from the University of Minnesota Law School.

According to a release from the DFL, partnerships between the Legislature and tribal communities “were important in the passing of several bills during the 2019 legislative session. Issues addressed in bills that were passed included improved funding for tribal contract schools, the creation of a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force and removing the requirement that police in federally recognized tribes must have consent from the county sheriff to enforce state laws.”