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Speaker:  Chuck Hoskin Jr, Cherokee Nation Secretary of State

Chuck was appointed to the cabinet position by Principal Chief Bill John Baker and unanimously confirmed by the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council in 2013 and reconfirmed unanimously in March of 2016.

Chuck interacts with federal, state, local and tribal officials on matters relating to sovereignty, government relations and funding.  He also manages several human services, community services and infrastructure programs.

He formerly served as a member of the Council of the Cherokee Nation, representing District 11 for six years and serving his final two years as Deputy Speaker.

Chuck is a graduate of Vinita High School, the University of Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

He served as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board from 2000 to 2013, leaving the agency to take the cabinet post.  He is a member of the Oklahoma and Cherokee Nation bar associations.

Chuck resides in his hometown of Vinita, OK, with his wife, January, and their two children, Triston and Jasmine.

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