Payment has worked on a number of legal issues affecting tribes in Michigan, including protecting Indian children through the Michigan Indian Family Preservation Act and securing state certification of tribal law enforcement officers. With agreements and memorandum of understanding (MOU), he said the state can help improve public safety in Indian Country. "Through open dialog, on going communication and articulation of mutual aid agreements and judicial MOU’s, we can ensure the safety and due process of all," said Payment , who also serves as vice president of the National Congress of American Indians. "I am happy to serve on AG Nessel’s transition team in an advisory capacity.”
Attorney General-Elect Nessel Announces Transition Team - Nessel Taps “Eternal General” Frank Kelley as Chair— Dana Nessel (@dananessel) November 13, 2018
“I’m honored to have the wisdom, the experience and the candor of Mr. Kelley as I prepare to take office." pic.twitter.com/rlcFXDwgTU
Nessel will take office on January 1, 2019. She will be the first Democrat to serve as Michigan's attorney general in 16 years. "Together we will work closely with the current AG’s team to ensure a smooth transition and set up an effective Office of the Attorney General so that on Day One we can get right to work for the people of the state of Michigan," Nessel said.
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