Choctaw woman headed to Obama's State of Union
Debbie Powell, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, will attend President Barack Obama's first State of the Union this evening.

Powell works for her tribe's housing authority. The tribe received funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to build homes for more than 89 elders.

"It’s a huge honor. I’m still pinching myself to make sure I’m not asleep. I’m thrilled to be representing our tribe," Powell told The Oklahoman.

Powell will sit in First Lady Michelle Obama's box during the address.

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