2013-07-18 / News

Payment receives new title as vice president

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Aaron A. Payment, Sault Tribe chairperson, was elected as vice president of the Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes July 10. MAST officers were nominated and elected by their peers to two-year terms at its annual organizational meeting.

Michigan had a strong showing in this term’s election of officers. In addition to Payment, Saginaw Chippewa Tribe council member Michele Stanley was elected president and Little River Band of Ottawa Indians council member Kim Alexander as treasurer. Greg Matson of the Oneida Band in Wisconsin was elected secretary.

Founded in 1997, MAST serves 36 tribes across Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa with three representative organizations, Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan, Great Lakes Inter- Tribal Council and United Tribes of Michigan.

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