Good evening Tribal Family,
The Day has arrived!
Tuesday ~ November 8, 2016 will quite possibly mark the most critical Presidential Election in the history of the United States of America.
I urge all Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Citizens, Community members, neighbors, friends Brothers and Sisters across Indian Country…..to VOTE!
We must consider the vision of our future Generations, just as our Ancestors did thousands of years ago. We are in the moment where our actions today are guaranteed to have a wide-reaching ripple affect. It is imperative that we take every measure to protect the next 7 Generations!
The importance and impact of Indian Policy has been brought to the forefront at the federal level over the past 8 years under the Obama Administration with the “White House Tribal Nations Conference,” and the endorsement of the “Generation Indigenous” initiative involving outreach of Tribal Youth across the Nation allowing their voice and concerns a platform, for example. No other Presidential administration has shown more proactive support of Indian Country.
We must give consideration to the major-party candidate who will continue the legacy, rather than consider the alternative who will discard the concerns of Indigenous People across the Land.
Please remember to bring proper identification to your respective polling place when you cast your ballot in the event it is required. Also remember to be mindful if you carry your cell phone to the polls, many precincts restrict use of cell phones in voting areas citing “Federal Election Regulations.”
Above all, always remember, regardless of your candidate or ballot question preference, Your Vote is Your Voice!
Be part of the Process….We need You. Indian Country Needs you!