The National Indian Gaming Commission will continue the path blazed by Chairwoman Tracie Stevens, now that commission member Daniel Little has been nominated for reappointment by President Barrack Obama. A notice published in the Federal Register noted the president’s intention and solicited public comment.
“Daniel J. Little worked closely with the Tribal Advisory Committee to review changes to part 543 of the commission’s regulations regarding Class II Minimum Internal Controls, which successfully resulted in a final rule issued on September 21, 2012,” the notice stated. “Mr. Little’s accomplishments are invaluable contributions to the commission, and his proposed reappointment seeks to ensure continuity for this good and valuable work.”
The three-member panel will operate with only two members for the foreseeable future now that Vice Chairwoman Stefani Corcoran stepped down after her term ended in January.
The commission’s bylaws require that at least two of the members be Native Americans and no more than two be members of the same political party.
Prior to joining the commission in 2010, Little worked for the Mashantucket Pequot tribe, although he is not a member of any Native American tribe. Stevens, a citizen of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, hasn’t indicated whether she will seek reappointment when her term expires in June.