Obama nominates Pequot man to gaming commission Friday, February 26, 2010
President Barack Obama has filled an open position on the National Indian Gaming Commission.
Daniel J. Little is a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut who has worked in Washington, D.C, on Indian issues and gaming issues. He has been nominated to be an associate member of the commission for a period of three years.
The NIGC now boasts three members. George Skibine, a member of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma, serves as acting chair. Steffani A. Cochran, a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, serves as permanent vice chair.
Obama has yet to nominate a permanent chairman of the NIGC. Skibine's acting term is due to expire in a couple of months.
EDITORIAL FOOTNOTE: Congratulations to Daniel J. Little of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe on his appointment.