Matt Wesaw has a new title. The tribal chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is now the director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. He was chosen late Monday afternoon for the spot by the Civil Rights Commission. Wesaw served on the Civil Rights Commission for eight years and had been appointed to the body by three different governors. The vote to hire the southwest Michigan Native American leader was unanimous. Commissioners also interviewed University of Michigan adjunct professor and Family Equality Council senior legislative counsel Denise Brogan-Kator, Detroit corporation counsel Portia Roberson and Eric Williams.
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