Sault Tribe board member Kimberly Hampton has been appointed to the new Tribal Homeland Security Advisory Council. She will serve as vice chair of the 15-member council.
The council will advise the Department of Homeland Security on tribal impacts of emergency management, law enforcement, cybersecurity, domestic terrorism and border security.
The entire state of Michigan is considered a border zone, with three border crossings into Canada and several international airports.
“Indigenous communities like the Sault Tribe are committed to the safety and security of this country, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Council to identify areas where tribal nations can strengthen our partnership with the federal government,” says Hampton.
The Tribal Homeland Security Advisory Council will meet for the first time early next year.