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Tribal Council Busy at National and State Events Last Week

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Tribal Council members Joyce Guerrero (second from left) and Carrie O’Toole (far right) attended the 69th National Congress of American Indians Conference last week in Sacramento, California.  Also, in the photo is Nedra Darling, Public Affairs Director for  the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs and a PBPN member, and Kevin K. Washburn, the new Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.  Not pictured is Tom Wabnum, Tribal Council member, who also attended the conference.

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PBPN Chairman Steve Ortiz (in blue ribbon shirt) attended a proclamation signing ceremony to recognize November as Native American Heritage Month in Kansas last Friday at the Capitol.  Governor Sam Brownback (sitting) signed the proclamation to honor the history and culture of American Indians and their influence and impact on the State of Kansas.   

Others in the photo (left to right):  Laura Bond (Topeka Daughters of American Revolution); Mary Ellen Norris (Topeka Daughters of American Revolution); Tim Rhodd (Iowa Tribe); Rep. Ponka-We Victors (Kansas District Representative); Steve Cadue (Kickapoo Tribe); Tony Fee (Iowa Tribe); Stephen Prue (Haskell Indian Nations University); Michael Zogry (University of Kansas), and Elizabeth Ann Kronk (University of Kansas).   (Photo courtesy of Governor’s Office)