Yocha Dehe Wintun leader named chair of Autry museum board
Marshall McKay, the leader of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation of California, is the new chair of the board of trustees at the Autry National Center of the American West.

McKay, 58, is the first Native American to lead the board. He will hold the position for two years.

"It's a double honor to have this bestowed on me," McKay told The Los Angeles Times. "To come into this position is outstanding for a Native American. One of my goals as chairman is to bring those perceptions along, so it's not just a 'cowboy museum,' but a museum of the American West."

The facility has locations in Los Angeles and Burbank.

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Marshall McKay to become Autry's first Native American board chairman (The Los Angeles Times 12/11)
Native American tapped for Autry Center (The Contra Costa Times 12/10)