OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — State Rep. Seneca Scott has been elected secretary of the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators — a working group of the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Scott is a member of the Choctaw Nation and has been involved with the NCSL since 2009. The Native American caucus acts as an advisory body for the NCSL on issues affecting American Indians and includes 72 members from 17 states, including 24 from Oklahoma.
Scott is a Democrat from Tulsa and says he hopes to encourage partnerships with other states that can benefit from Oklahoma's unique position as a national leader on energy, health and infrastructure projects among the various tribes. Scott says Oklahoma can use its experience to help other states and regions improve the lives of American Indians.