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North Fork tribal chairwoman given national position

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The North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians announced Monday that its chairwoman, Judy “Elaine” Bethel-Fink, was appointed to a federal position where she will represent California tribes in health matters.

Bethel-Fink — a member of the tribe’s council since May of 2002 — was appointed as the state’s primary representative on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Secretary Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC), tribal spokesman Charlie Banks-Altekruse said.

Established in 2010 by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathryn Sebelius, Altekruse said the STAC program works with all recognized tribes in the United States to ensure that tribal nations are included in policy discussions at the federal level.

Bethel-Fink said she was pleased with the appointment...


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