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Tribal Chair Appointed to National Advisory Committee

Jan 27, 2023

Jamie Stuck, Tribal Chair of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP) was selected to serve on the Health and Human Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC) as the Bemidji Area Office Primary Delegate. His two-year appointment was effective immediately. Chairman Stuck had the support of Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist, who expressed their support in a letter to the STAC. Additionally, the nomination was supported by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Director Elizabeth Hertel.

In the new role, Chairman Stuck will participate in forums, meetings, and conversations between federal officials and elected Tribal leaders. His participation will help advance consensus, exchange views, share information, and provide advice and recommendations.

The Bemidji Area Office for the Indian Health Service provides service and support to 34 federally recognized Tribes and four Urban Indian Health programs in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

The NHBP (an MLC client) is a federally recognized Tribal government located at the Pine Creek Indian Reservation near Athens, Michigan, with more than 1,600 enrolled members.

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