Yesterday I was blessed to sit in the theatre at the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential #NativeForum and listen to candidates speak to the Native Nations and indigenous peoples of Turtle Island about how they would include our people in their policies and governance. It was good to hear what they said and frustrating to hear what they didn't say.
Today, at 11 AM central time, I am honored to take the stage not only as a dual citizen of the United States and the Navajo Nation but also as a candidate for President of the United States, to speak and answer question from a panel of our native leaders and youth. I will have an opportunity to, with conviction, say the things that have not been said and present a vision of creating a nation where 'We the People' truly means #AllThePeople.
Creator ahéhee'. Walk in beauty my relatives.
The forum is being streamed live online at nativevote2020. The link can be found in the LinkTree on my Instagram profile.
The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential #NativeForum is in full swing. Today I'm honored to be in the audience listening to the candidates answer questions poised to them by native leaders and youth. And I'm thrilled that tomorrow at 11 AM I will have the extreme privilege of being on the stage to answer questions as a candidate for POTUS.
This evening from 6:30 - 8:30 PM I will host an informal meet and greet (over pizza) at a local pizzeria called Buffalo Alice (1022 4th St, Sioux City). If you have time and would like to meet and learn more about my campaign, please stop by.
#NativeVote2020 is happening.
Our campaign team arrived in Sioux City Saturday evening and spent most of Sunday preparing for the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum. This morning we filmed some footage along the Missouri River for a campaign policy video I will be releasing in the next few weeks. And this afternoon our campaign team was given a tour of the theater and a run down of the logistics and schedule for the two days of the event. Interest in this forum has increased greatly these past few day with several candidates being added to the forum and many media outlets (local, Native and national) requesting passes to cover the event.
I will be speaking on Tuesday morning at 11 AM Central time.
The event will be live streamed from the website NativeVote2020 dot com and the schedule for the forum can be viewed there as well (accessible from the LinkTree on my Instagram Profile).
After spending a wonderful day among the people of the Oglala Lakota Nation it was gut wrenching to visit Wounded Knee and then emotionally discombobulating to watch an amazingly beautiful sunset from the same location.
Today I had the honor of meeting with @oglalasiouxpresident Julian Bear Runner. He is the 2nd youngest President of his nation & has an incredible vision for his people. We discussed language revitalization, rescinding the Medals of Honor given to US soldiers for the massacre at Wounded Knee, the doctrine of discovery and several other topics. I am very much looking forward to returning to Pine Ridge for a public event on Aug 26.
Ya'at'eeh Des Moines. Just landed and met my videographer, @ian_m_strickland (who flew in from L.A.) He is joining me on this trip. Our first stop is the Meskwaki Nation near Tama IA. Tomorrow we will be at Pine Ridge, Rosebud on Saturday and then headed to Sioux City for the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum on Monday and Tuesday. Definitely looking forward to the next week speaking about my vision to build a nation where 'We the People' truly means #AllThePeople.
August 14 (Wednesday) was Navajo Code Talkers Day. Not only does the United States owe an enormous debt of gratitude to these courageous men for using their Diné language to help win WWII. But, we cannot forget, many of the Code Talkers were also boarding school survivors, and therefore we own them an even greater debt for retaining their language despite the US government and Christian churches literal attempts to beat their language and culture out of them as the sought to 'kill the Indian to save the man'.
On Wednesday I was interviewed by Al Jazeera English TV here in Washington DC. They are doing a story on my campaign and my participation in the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum. The story is scheduled to run in their website next week during the forum. I will post a link once it is published.
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