Gordon Kenny has been an advocate on behalf of tribal governments for over 10 years and has worked on many critical issues in Indian Country. Through his years of advocacy, Gordon has built a network of relationships both on Capitol Hill and in the federal agencies and has developed a reputation as an expert on a wide variety of Indian country issues.
On behalf of the tribal governments he has represented and as part of a coalition, Gordon worked for many years to reauthorize the Indian Health Care Improvement Act and to ensure implementation of the law. He has worked on appropriations issues to both secure funding for national tribal programs as well as specific tribal governmental projects. As part of a coalition, Gordon helped to develop and include specific tribal provisions in the Head Start reauthorization. He has helped tribal governments navigate federal requirements to develop creative energy projects. He has represented tribal gaming regulatory concerns before the National Indian Gaming Commission. Gordon has also advocated for the inclusion of tribal priorities in federal legislation, including the education, transportation, and agriculture programs reauthorizations.
Gordon attended The American University on a Doctoral Fellowship in Political Science before leaving to work in government relations. He received his M.A. in Political Science from the University of Delaware. Gordon graduated Cum Laude from Drew University, while on academic scholarship, with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. Recently, he was inducted into Drew’s Athletic Hall of Fame.