Traditional Indian headdress
Traditional Indian headdressIsrael news photo: (file)

American Indians support the State of Israel and its G-d-given right to the Land of Israel. Virginia Native American leader Chief Annie Richardson made the statement to National Infrastructure Minister Uzi Landau at a meeting between the two on Sunday morning.

"We believe that G-d has given you this land and we want you to fight for it," Richardson told Landau. She presented him with a traditional Native American headdress and a bow and arrow, as “a token of the affection of the Native American nations for Israel.”

Richardson asserted that her organization, which represents dozens of Native American nations in North America, is fully behind Israel. The minister thanked the Native American chief and presented her with a collection of ancient Judean coins.

Richardson is the founder of Restoring Nations International, organizer of the United Indians of Virginia, and the first woman elected Chief of a tribe in Virginia since the 1700s. She is a fourth-generation chief in her family.