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Huron Potawatomi council member named to ‘Native American 40 Under 40’

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ATHENS TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi is pleased to announce that Tribal Council Vice Chairperson Jamie P. Stuck has been named as one of the “Native American 40 Under 40” by the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Board of Directors.

Stuck, who is serving his second term on the NHBP Tribal Council, will accept the award at the 38th Annual Indian Progress in Business awards event at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Albuquerque, N.M., on Oct. 21.

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi is the owner and operator of FireKeepers Casino in Battle Creek, Mich.

“It is quite an honor for Tribal Vice-Chairperson Stuck to have been selected to be among the prestigious group of leaders who represent the ‘40 Under 40’ community,” said NHBP Chairperson Homer A. Mandoka.

“Vice-Chairperson Stuck has contributed significantly to the growth and development of the NHBP. He has also been a true advocate for the tribe, helping us cultivate effective and enduring relationships with surrounding communities. We congratulate him on his achievement.”

NCAIED, which is dedicated to developing American Indian economic self-sufficiency, honors Native Americans who have achieved career success, and demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication to making exceptional contributions in their businesses and communities. Recipients also demonstrate efforts with particular impact to Indian country.

“Vice-Chairperson Stuck represents a phenomenal group of existing and emerging Native Americans who have shown exceptional leadership, initiative and dedication in propelling Native businesses and communities forward,” said Margo Gray-Proctor, chairwoman, NCAIED Board of Directors. “Today, more than ever, we need young business-minded Native American leaders who give back and make an impact in their communities.”

Stuck was first elected as Sergeant-At-Arms to the NHBP Tribal Council in 2006. Re-elected in 2009, Stuck served as the treasurer of the tribal council during the 2009 opening of FireKeepers Casino. During his council tenure, Stuck also has served on the FireKeepers Development Authority. He serves on the Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Potawatomi Resource Conservation and Development Council, and the Firekeepers Local Revenue Sharing Board.

Stuck graduated from Lakeview High School in Battle Creek, Mich. in 1993 and Central Michigan University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in the Health Fitness in Preventative and Rehabilitation Program. He currently resides in Scotts, Mich. with his wife and daughter. He is the son of Jerry and Paula (Pamp) Stuck and the grandson of the late Gezella and Elliott (Jack) S. Pamp.