INDN's List 'Okays' Two OK Candidates
A lifelong resident of District 6, Chuck Hoskin has worked since 1985 as a teacher and principal to improve the lives of the children of Northeastern Oklahoma. He recognizes the central role schools play in rural communities and the value of a great education for Oklahoma’s future. A happily married father of two, Hoskin is a former small business owner and union man that understands the needs of both workers and entrepreneurs as they seek to raise families and build communities.
“Beyond his commitment to the children and families of northeastern Oklahoma,” Free said of his service in the US Navy and as a tribal councilman, “INDN’s List endorses Chuck beca use he is a true public servant and endorses his vision because he shares the values of Oklahomans.”
With more than five years spent turning around the lives of troubled youth in Osage County, Scott BigHorse values the future of Oklahoma communities and is committed to providing our children the positive environment they need to make Oklahoma great.
BigHorse’s experience managing public detention facilities and programs has shown him the value of commonsense policies that prioritize spending and values improving the lives of Oklahoma’s residents in practical ways: better wages, competitive pay for state employees, more affordable healthcare, and tools for first-responders to make Oklahomans safer. “Scott’s practical approach to government combined with the values he shares with the residents of District 36 made him stand out as the type of leader INDN’s List seeks,” remarked Free.
INDN's List Announces Endorsement of Pat Lenzi
for District Attorney of Yolo County, California
Tulsa, OK – INDN’s List today announced its endorsement of Pat Lenzi in her bid for the office of District Attorney of Yolo County, California.
“We are excited and honored to endorse Democratic candidate Pat Lenzi for District Attorney. At a time when Americans need leaders to protect them and fight for their values, Pat Lenzi offers a fresh approach combined with a proven record of success,” said Kalyn Free, president of INDN’s List, the only national political organization dedicated to recruiting, training, and electing Democratic Native American candidates to public office.
Lenzi, a member of the St. Regis Mohawk tribe, has pledged to be the “community’s voice and prosecutor in law enforcement and an advocate for those who cannot protect themselves, for those who need help.”
Since 1994, Lenzi has dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of the most vulnerable victims of crime: women, children, and the elderly. As Assistant District Attorney of Sacramento then Yolo County she has fought tirelessly for the rights of victims while ensuring violent criminals are properly punished.
Free said INDN’s List “is making Pat Lenzi’s campaign a priority because she is a bold new leader with innovative ideas and she has the ability to provide good governance to the people of Yolo County.”
For more information regarding Pat Lenzi’s campaign, contact her campaign at (530) 662-8500. You can contact INDN's List at 918.583.6100 or http://www.indnslist.org/.
NAJA/Navajo Times Summer Tribal Internship
Native American Journalists Association is partnering with The Navajo Times to offer a 10-week internship for a NAJA student June 5-Aug. 11, 2006. Applicants must submit the following to the Times by the May 5th deadline:
* Current resume
* 5-8 newspaper clips or writing samples
* Documentation verifying NAJA membership
* Two letters of reference
* A cover letter on how the internship will benefit your career and will assist you in your plans to graduate from college.
Internship applicants must be current NAJA student members in good standing. Special consideration will be given to those student applicants who have participated in past NAJA training programs, such as workshops held during the annual convention, Project Phoenix or the college Student Projects. Students who have also completed the Freedom Forum's American Indian Journalism Institute program will also be given special consideration.
Interns will receive $540 a week, and will be responsible for their own housing and transportation expenses and arrangements.
The application deadline is May 5. All applicants and selected intern(s) will be notified by May 12.
For more information, please call Navajo Times publisher Tom Arviso Jr. at 928-871-6641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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