Chris Howell Named Kansas Governor’s Native American Liaison

Chris Howell Named Kansas Governor’s Native American Liaison


On July 29, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced the placement of Chris Howell as the Native American Liaison according to a press release by the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma member will communicate with the Kickapoo Indian Tribe, the Priarie Band Potawatomi Nation, the Sac & Fox Indian Tribe and the Iowa Indian Tribe on behalf of the Governor’s office.

“Native American Kansans play a very important role in our state’s history, culture and economy. It is essential for them to have a direct line into the governor’s office,” Governor Brownback said. “As a Native American himself, Chris understands the tribal governments and compacts they have with the state. Couple that with his experience as a state government executive and the strong relationships he has with members of the tribes, Chris will serve all Kansans well.”

The Lawrence, Kansas resident has a bachelor’s degree from Emporia State University and has worked in Kansas state government for 19 years.

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