One final highlight of the NCAI Convention was the nomination and election of Diane Gibbs, current District III Representative of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, as the NCAI Midwest Area Vice President Alternate.
“It was a great honor to be nominated by our Chief Executive, and also to be voted in by the tribal leaders of all of the Midwest Tribes,” said Gibbs. “I look forward to participating in this group, and helping to advance the causes of our Band.”
Gibbs’ primary responsibility will be to convene the bi-monthly meetings, and to assist the sitting Vice President. The NCAI Midwest Leadership Council includes tribal leaders from Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, and discusses policies and actions that impact all tribes in the region.