(Tulsa, Oklahoma) – At the annual meeting of the United Indian Nations of Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas (UINOKT), Sac and Fox Nation Principal Chief Justin F. Wood was elected chairman of UINOKT for a one-year term.
Principal Chief Justin F. Wood stated, “It is an honor to be elected chairman of the United Indian Nations of Oklahoma Kansas and Texas. This group of nations has a bright future. When our sovereign nations come together and stay united, our impact and influence is limitless. I look forward to leading a dynamic effort to move our nations to a brighter future.”
Principal Chief Wood and Second Chief Audrey Rose Lee were among the tribal leaders who met at the Osage Casino Tulsa on September 12 for UINOKT’s annual meeting and election.
The Sac and Fox Nation is a member of UINOKT. UINOKT was established in 1985 as a way for tribal leaders to address state, federal and tribal issues and concerns in a united manner.
The Sac and Fox Nation is a federally recognized tribal nation of over 4,000 enrolled members. The Nation is led by the Business Committee, comprised of five elected officials: Principal Chief Justin F. Wood, Second Chief Audrey Rose Lee, Secretary Jacklyn King, Treasurer Jared King, and Committee Member Robert Williamson. The Nation’s jurisdiction lies in portions of Payne, Lincoln and Pottawatomie counties, with the capitol complex located outside of Stroud.