Ned Norris, Jr.

Area Vice President, Western at National Congress of American Indians

Ned Norris, Jr.

Ned Norris, Jr.

Area Vice President, Western at National Congress of American Indians

Biography

Native Nations Institute
International Advisory Council
Ned Norris, Jr.,(Tohono O’odham Nation)
Chairman Ned Norris, Jr., is an enrolled member of the Tohono O’odham Nation from the remote village of Fresnal Canyon, in the Baboquivari District. He was elected to a four-year term as the Chairman of the Tohono O’odham Nation in May of 2007. In May of 2003 he was elected to serve as Vice Chairman of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Both before and after holding the position of Vice Chairman, he worked with the Tohono O’odham Gaming Enterprise. Chairman Norris served as Assistant Director of Marketing and Public Relations (August 2006 – May 2007); as Director of Marketing & Public Relations (November 2000 – May 2003); Casino Manager (June 1994 – November 2000) and Director of Community Relations (November 1993 – June 1994). The Enterprise operates both Desert Diamond Casino locations in Tucson and Golden Ha:san Casino near Why, Arizona. Chairman Norris is in his thirty-second (32) year of serving the Tohono O’odham Nation. In addition to holding the position of Chairman and Vice Chairman, he has also served as the Assistant Director of the tribes Children's Home; Court Advocate; Children's Court Judge; Court of Appeals Judge; Indian Child Welfare Specialist; Assistant Director of Tribal Social Services and Director of Tribal Government Operations. On February 1, 1993, Chairman Norris completed a six (6) year Tohono O’odham Legislative Council appointment as (non-attorney) tribal Judge, the last three (3) of those years as Chief Judge for the Judicial Branch. Chairman Norris is currently a board member of the Chicanos Por La Causa, Tucson Urban League, American Indian Association, Inc., and the University of Arizona – Arthritis Center Advisory Board; Tucson Metropolitan Education Commission; KUAT Communications Group-Advisory Board; and the Tucson Airport Authority-Advisory Board. Additionally he is a former board member of the Sunnyside Unified School District Governing Board; and a former Commissioner for the Tohono O’odham Nation’s Tribal Employment Rights Office.

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Number of Awards

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President at National Congress of American Indians

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Area Vice President Alternate, Pacific at National Congress of American Indians

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Tribal Relations Officer at Monarch America, Inc.

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Vice President, Pacific Area at National Congress of American Indians

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Vice President, Northeast at National Congress of American Indians

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Vice Chairman at Community Action Agency

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Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at The Pokagon Gaming Authority

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Vice President, Alaska at National Congress of American Indians

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First Councilman at Narragansett Indian Tribe

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Area Vice President, Eastern Oklahoma at National Congress of American Indians

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Ned Norris, Jr.
Area Vice President, Western at National Congress of American Indians
Career History
Area Vice President, Western
Current

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Vice Chairman
Prior
Boards & Committees
Member, Executive Committee
Tenure Unconfirmed

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Chairman
Prior
Awards & Honors
2009
The University of Arizona
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