Native American Affairs Liaison
The Native American liaison serves as an advisor to the governor on Native American affairs with areas of responsibility as designated by the governor including monitoring compacts between Oklahoma and tribal governments, monitoring consultations and interactions between state agencies and tribal governments, as well as continuing the outreach between the governor’s office and tribal governments.
Jacque Hensley, a member of the Kaw Nation, and serves as the Native American liaison within the governor’s office. She is a former special agent for the Department of Defense where she investigated suspected cases of fraud of military contracts and health care. She previously worked as a special agent for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), where she focused primarily on investigating cases of child abuse. She also served as an adjunct professor at the Indian Police Academy in Artesia, NM, where she instructed law enforcement officers on investigating cases of child abuse. She served as the president of the State Child Protection Team in Oklahoma and is an active member of the National Native American Law Enforcement Association.
Hensley received a bachelor’s degree in education from Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Tulsa.
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