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Former Arizona state Sen. Jack Jackson Jr. has been working since July as the State Department’s liaison for Native American affairs. It is the first time State has had a point person to act as an ambassador to nation’s within the U.S. borders. (Cronkite News Service photo by Shayne Dwyer)

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From state Senate to State Department: Jackson is new liaison to tribes

Former Arizona state Sen. Jack Jackson Jr. knew his job with the State Department would be a balancing act between representing the federal government and serving tribal communities.


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