Daniel J. Little gets nod from President Barack Obama to serve three-year term

President Barack Obama has named Daniel J. Little, a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, to fill the last open seat on the National Indian Gaming Commission.

Little will serve a three-year term on the commission, which is fully staffed for the first time in more than two years. He joins acting Chairman George Skibine, a member of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma, and Vice Chairwoman Steffani A. Cochran, a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma.

Obama has yet to nominate a permanent chairman of the NIGC. Skibine’s acting term is due to expire in a couple of months.

Little is manager of National Government Affairs for the Pequots. He provides advice and assistance to the tribe’s Gaming Commission and advises the tribe on federal matters, serving as liaison between the tribe and the NIGC.

He graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1995.