Luttrell Appointed to National Committee

Mike Seals - June 3, 2020 11:05 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Ken Luttrell, R-Ponca City, has been appointed to serve as vice chairman of the Economic Development and Telecommunications Committee for the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators by Chairman Sen. Benny Shendo (D-New Mexico).

“The committee addresses all topics associated with economic development, including financial partnerships, the Board of Business Advisors and corporate investments in Native communities,” Luttrell said. “I am honored to serve the tribal nations and help build better business relationships and opportunities for native nations and our states.”

Luttrell is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation. He previously served on the executive board of the caucus and is currently the co-chair of the Oklahoma House Native American Caucus.

The National Caucus of Native American State Legislators (NCNASL) is comprised of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian state legislators from 20 states and provides a forum for discussion, education and increased communication.

Established in its current form in 2005, NCNASL identifies barriers to achievement of a better quality of life for Native people and proposes legislation and administrative actions designed to eliminate them. Their mission is to increase knowledge of the diverse Native American cultures in the United States, encouraging open dialogues, understanding and cooperation between state and Indian nation governments.


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