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Woman defines role as Indian affairs coordinator

Reno Charette is defining her role as Montana's Coordinator of American Indian Affairs, a Cabinet-level position under Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D).

Charette, a Crow/Chippewa woman who grew up on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, says inspiration for the job comes from her grandparents. Their storytelling tradition taught her the importance of helping others.

Charette also says she hopes to provide a voice for tribal people in the state Capitol. She is preparing reports on each of Montana's tribes so that state officials can better understand tribal culture.

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