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Gov. Whitmer Appoints First Tribal Citizen Ever to Michigan Court of Appeals, Attends State-Tribal Summit in Sault Ste. Marie

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LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s latest appointment to the Michigan Court of Appeals is the first ever Tribal citizen appointed to the court.

On Tuesday, Whitmer appointed Judge Allie Greenleaf Maldonado to the 4th District Court. Judge Maldonado currently serves as the Chief Judge of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Trial Court, and she has also served as a pro tem judge for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.

Governor Whitmer also attended the Tribal Summit in Sault Ste. Marie where she met with Tribal leaders to address shared priorities and to continue an open dialogue between the State of Michigan and sovereign tribal governments.

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