CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) — The executive director of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs is leaving the position after 11 years in the job.
The Cortez Journal reports Ernest House Jr. has resigned to take a job with the Keystone Policy Center.
House was the first member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe to work as the commission’s director, which serves as the liaison between native American tribes and the state.
Lt. Gov. Donna Lynne says House has played a major role in making sure tribal communities have a seat at the table and a strong voice.
House says he will continue to advocate for tribes in his new job as senior policy director with the Keystone Policy Group.
Information from: Cortez Journal, http://www.cortezjournal.com/