August 18, 2010 –
From left to right, front row, are: Arlen Whitebird (Kickapoo), Steve Six, Kansas Attorney General, Steve Ortiz (PBPN), Alan Metzger, Ass’t U.S. Attorney, Russ Bradley (Kickapoo) and Twen Barton (Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri). Back row, left to right, Junior Wahweotten (PBPN), Jim Potter (PBPN), Alan Kelley (Ioway), Carey Wahwahsuck (Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri), Joyce Guerrero (PBPN) and Edmore Green (Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri).
MAYETTA: Leaders of the four tribes of Kansas met yesterday for their quarterly meeting at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort and were visited by Kansas State Attorney General Steven Six (D-Kan.) and Alan Metzger, Assistant U.S. Attorney for Kansas.
Six is running on the Democratic ticket for Attorney General in the upcoming Kansas State election to be held in November and will face Sen. Derek Schmidt (R-Kan), who is the Republican nominee. Metzger has worked for several years on Indian tribal litigation issues.
Six and Metzger held discussions about a variety of topics that tribal leaders and their attorneys inquired about including issues on land trust, gaming, and law enforcement of sexual predator laws. The two men and Daniel Gibb, Assistant Attorney General, who accompanied Six and Metzger, also lunched with the group.
Other presenters at the meeting during the day included Dennis Hodgins, State Tribal Relations Committee, Robin Bellmard, Superintendent of the BIA-Horton (Kan.) agency, Nancy Blue, Kansas City Indian Center, Nancy Rios, Region VII Medicare/Medicaid Services, and Gail DuPuis, Native Nations Law Symposium.