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President of UP tribe appointed to federal advisory committee

BRIMLEY, MI— The President of the Bay Mills Indian Community has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Tribal Advisory Committee.

Whitney Gravelle is the second and youngest woman to ever serve as President. She previously served as Chief Judge for the Bay Mills Tribal Court.

The Tribal Advisory Committee was created by Senator Debbie Stabenow in the 2018 Farm Bill to ensure Indian Country is well represented within USDA programs and resources. It will advise the Department on tribal-related issues and policies.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.