Jancita Warrington Appointed to Tribal Council

November 17, 2010 –

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MAYETTA:  Jancita Warrington has been appointed to the Tribal Council and will be sworn into office Monday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. at the Bingo Hall.

Warrington holds a master of arts degree in Global Indigenous Nations Studies from the University of Kansas and a bachelor of arts degree in American Indian Studies from Haskell Indian Nations University. In addition, she has an academic background in tribal law and policy.

She formerly worked for the Bureau of Indian Education as a teacher/mentor and was the project coordinator for the PBPN Community Garden Project that operated through the Grants Department last year.  In 2007 she also worked for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation on a project involving the Native American Grave Protection Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) .

Warrington will begin her position on Monday as a member of  the Tribal Council along with Steve Ortiz, chairperson, Joyce Guerrero, vice chairperson, Jim Potter, secretary, Ryan Dyer, treasurer, Junior Wahweotten, member, and Carrie O’Toole, member.  Her term will expire in 2012.

Tribal members are invited to the Swearing-In Ceremony and refreshments will be served.