Executive and Legislative columns: December 2022

This month’s Executive and Legislative columns discuss the stakes of the on-going U.S. Supreme Court case, Brackeen v. Haaland; the Nation’s impact in the local community; recent District meetings; and thoughts and well wishes for the new year.

Barrett recognized for leadership at state, national levels

Tribal Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett received three awards in 2022 at the state and national level in recognition of his career in public service, belief in servant leadership and decades-long devotion to the expansion of tribal sovereignty across the United States.

Barrett elected for tenth term, District 1 goes to runoff

Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Chairman John “Rocky” Barrett was elected to his tenth term as Tribal Chairman. District 1 candidates Alan Melot and David Slavin will compete in a runoff election due to neither candidate receiving the required 50 percent of votes.