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Speaker:  Brian Hendrix, Deputy Assistant of Native American Affairs with Oklahoma Secretary of Native American Affairs Chris Benge

An enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, Brian has a great deal of experience in working with Oklahoma tribes and federal grants. Before joining the Secretary of State & Native American Affairs, he was the State-Tribal Crime Victim Liaison with the Oklahoma District
Attorney’s Council. In 2011, the Oklahoma District Attorneys Council, Victim Services Division received a grant award from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) for the Oklahoma State-Tribal Crime Victim Liaison Demonstration Program. The project, the only one of its kind in the nation, was developed to provide outreach to American Indian crime victims in Oklahoma.

Mr. Hendrix also worked ten years as the Executive Director for the Payne County Drug Court Program and served for three years as a board member for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. During his tenure at the Payne County Drug Court, Mr. Hendrix also served as a faculty member for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals Tribal Training Initiative and the Native American Alliance Foundation. His role as a faculty member afforded him the opportunity to interact with tribal leaders from Oklahoma and other states across the nation while assisting them in the development and implementation of Healing to Wellness Courts. Prior to his work in Payne County, Mr. Hendrix delivered and coordinated children’s protective services first as a Child Protection Worker and then as the Indian Child Welfare Coordinator for Muscogee Creek Nation. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a BA in Psychology.

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