Chris Howell, Executive Director/Tribal Liaison
Chris Howell is Executive Director for the Kansas Native American Affairs Office and serves as the tribal liaison for Governor Sam Brownback.
Chris is a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and served as the Pawnee Nation's Representative to the Circle of Tribal Advisors of the National Council of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, and also served as a board member of the National Council of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial based in St. Louis, Missouri. As the Vice Chair of the Kansas Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission his liaison duties included promoting positive images of Native Americans and Native American cultural tourism in the State of Kansas.
More recently Chris has been appointed to the National Advisory Council of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Washington, DC. Chris also serves on the Kansas Commission on Emergency Planning and Response and on the Kansas Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee. Chris is the Vice President of the Governor's Interstate Indian Council (GIIC) and serves as Chair for the Public Relations Committee and the Resolutions and Policy Development Committee of the GIIC.
Chris has been a teacher for the University of Kansas, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and he served as a speaker on Pawnee History for the Kansas Humanities Council's, Kansas 150 Speakers Bureau, and served as an advisor to the committee commemorating the 150 years of statehood for Kansas. Chris has also served as a grant reviewer for the U.S Department of Health and Human Services-Administration for Native Americans in Washington, DC. Chris graduated from Emporia State University with a Bachelors of Science in Business and is a Kansas Supreme Court Mediator in Civil Mediation.
"To schedule an appointment please call 785-296-1904 or send an email to KNAA@ks.gov"