Native American Affairs, Commission of

Work in concert with Tribal Governments, Native American groups, and Native American persons in this state to advance the interests of tribal governments and Native American persons in the areas of human rights, access to justice, economic equality, and the elimination of discrimination.

Board Administrator

Name Contact Phone Email
Jill Avery 5152426334 JILL.AVERY@iowa.gov

Board Profile

Board or Commission Name Department or Agency
Commission of Native American Affairs Human Rights, Department of
Location of Board Meetings Normal Meeting Schedule Normal Meeting Time
Varies
Varies, Iowa
Quartely Full day
Total Board Members Governor Appointed Vacant Appointments Term Length
11 11 1 4 Years
Organizational Authority  
216A.162

Board Members

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Member Name City County Position Term Begin Term End↓ Gender Party Status
Kelly Montijo Fink HIAWATHA LINN Member 03/01/2013 04/30/2015 Female Rep A
Judy Yellowbank SIOUX CITY WOODBURY Tribal Government - Winnebago 05/01/2011 04/30/2015 Female Dem A
Franklin Phillips SIOUX CITY WOODBURY Tribal Government - Omaha 05/01/2011 04/30/2015 Male Dem A
Keith Carpenter BRIDGEWATER ADAIR Member 05/01/2011 04/30/2015 Male Dem A
Vicky Apala-Cuevas DAVENPORT SCOTT Member 05/01/2011 04/30/2015 Female None A
Karen Mackey SIOUX CITY WOODBURY Member 05/01/2013 04/30/2017 Female Dem A
Joe Coulter Iowa City JOHNSON Member 05/01/2013 04/30/2017 Male Dem A
Dawn Buffalo Tama TAMA Tribal Government - Meskwaki 05/01/2013 04/30/2017 Female Dem A
Dirk Whitebreast TAMA TAMA Member 05/01/2013 04/30/2017 Male None A
Larry Lasley Tama TAMA Native American Living On a Settlement 05/01/2013 04/30/2017 Male None A
Vacant Tribal Government - Ponca 05/01/2013 04/30/2017 Female Rep V
Status

A = Active
V = Vacant