Governor Laura Kelly Appoints Jancita Warrington as Executive Director of the Office of Native American Affairs

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the appointment of Jancita Warrington as executive director of the Office of Native American Affairs. The Office of Native American Affairs serves as the liaison for the governor to ensure Native American voices are represented in state policymaking.

“Jancita joins my team with deep experience in promoting the preservation of Indigenous culture,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “I appreciate her stepping into this role to help my Administration continue its work to strengthen state-tribal relations.”

Warrington is currently a cultural and research consultant and curriculum developer for the University of Kansas. She also advises independent programs and projects as they relate to tribal historical accounts and diversity. She is a graduate of Haskell Indian Nations University and the University of Kansas where she earned Magna Cum Laude honors and a Master of Arts in Global Indigenous Nations Studies.

“I am honored to be appointed to the Office of Native American Affairs and to build upon the progress the Kelly Administration has made for state-tribal relations,” Executive Director Jancita Warrington said.

Jancita Warrington is of Potawatomi, Menominee, and Ho-Chunk descent.

A photo of Jancita for media use can be found here.