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NCNASL Leadership

Executive Committee Members

  • Chair: Sen. Mary Kunesh, Minnesota
  • Vice Chair: Rep Shawn Bordeaux, South Dakota
  • Secretary: Rep. Ajay Pittman, Oklahoma
  • Treasurer: Rep. Micah Aiu, Hawaii
  • Peace Keeper: Rep. Ken Luttrell, Oklahoma 

Policy Committees

Economic Development and Telecommunications

This committee addresses all topics associated with economic development including financial partnerships, the Board of Business Advisors and corporate investments in Native communities.


The Education Committee covers issues such as early childhood education, the achievement gap, cultural competency and secondary education.

Energy, Natural Resources and Transportation

Members concentrate on the subjects of renewable and nuclear energy, water and climate change. They also attend to transportation and environmental issues.

Health and Human Services 

Veterans and Military Affairs

This committee addresses Native American veterans and military affairs.

Public Safety

Public Safety addresses public safety and emergency response.

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