Sen. Nofs offers resolution honoring the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi

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LANSING, Mich. Sen. Mike Nofs offered a resolution on Tuesday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of federal recognition of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi.

Joining Nofs (third from left) on the Senate floor were several members from the NHBP tribal council, including (from left) Dorie Rios, secretary; Christine Lanning, treasurer; Jamie Stuck, vice chairman; Homer Mandoka, chairman; and Tony Day, sergeant at arms.

The NHBP received federal recognition in 1995 when the tribe was reaffirmed as a sovereign nation with a nation-to-nation relationship with the federal government. The NHBP continues to provide leadership for tribal members and serves as a model to other Native Americans in the areas of self-government, self-reliance and self-empowerment.

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Photo caption: Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, honored the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi on the Senate floor. Joining Nofs (third from left) from the NHBP tribal council were, from left to right, Dorie Rios, secretary; Christine Lanning, treasurer; Jamie Stuck, vice chairman; Homer Mandoka, chairman; and Tony Day, sergeant at arms.