Titla Gains Political Endorsements - NAPT Opportunity
Globe, Arizona - Mary Kim Titla's historic campaign to become the nation's first Native American Woman elected to Congress continues to gain momentum by garnering more endorsements among members of various tribes.
Congressional District 1 has one of the largest American Indian populations (at 22 percent) among districts in the country.
"This race is all about Arizona's congressional District One and its challenges for the future. These endorsements are significant because it demonstrates our campaign is no longer a campaign; it's a movement. These statements attest to the respect Mary Kim has earned through her years of service. They are people who know Mary Kim and what she stands for," said Randy Camacho, Titla's Campaign Manager.
"I fully support Mary Kim Titla's efforts and I trust that she will provide guidance, leadership and support for not only Indian people but the general population of this country."
President, National Congress of American Indians
Chairman, All Indian Pueblo Council
"It's time for a change! Mary Kim Titla fits that change needed for District 1. We're in need of integrity, compassion, knowledge and honest leadership."
Navajo (Page, AZ)
Former President of the National Indian Education Association
"Mary Kim Titla is a woman of impeccable character and integrity with a profound knowledge of the issues affecting the people of Arizona and will prove an exceptional advocate for Arizona and the United States Congress."
Pete Homer Jr., Colorado River Indian Tribes (AZ/Washington, DC)
President, National Indian Business Association
"I believe that Mary Kim Titla is the best candidate for Arizona's 1st district. The district is very diverse and needs a leader that reflects the traditional values and rural history of the district. I believe that Mary Kim Titla is that leader."
Ron Andrade, La Jolla Tribe (CA)
Former Executive Director,
National Congress of American Indians
"Arizona would be extremely well represented in the US House of Representatives by electing Mary Kim Titla. She is knowledgeable about all the issues. Mary Kim Titla possesses the courage and experience to be a champion for Arizona in the US Congress."
Gay Kingman, Cheyenne River Sioux (SD)
Executive Director, Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association
Former Executive Director, National Congress of American Indians
"Mary Titla's experience and education give her a unique insight to the needs and issues facing her constituents. This knowledge will prove invaluable for the people of Arizona as she will be a powerful voice in the halls of congress."
Sue MastenYurok Tribe (CA)
Founder/Co-President, WEWIN Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations
Former President National Congress of American Indians
"Mary Kim is the best possible candidate to represent the people of Arizona's First District. She brings an authentic message of change backed by a real western upbringing, strong communication skills, and a career dedicated to changing the lives of the less fortunate."
Tex HallMandan-Hidatsa-Arikara (ND)
Former President of the National Congress of American Indians
"Mary Kim possesses the qualities needed for being an effective servant leader (or representative) for the citizens of District One. Not only will she be an agent of change, but she will make it possible for those she represents to have a voice in Congress."
J.R. CookCherokee (OK)
Executive Director, United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc.
Others who have endorsed or support Mary Kim Titla for Congress include:
Ernie Stevens, Jr.
Oneida Tribe (WI)
Chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association
S. Timothy Wapato, Colville Confederated Tribes (SD)
Former Commissioner Administration for Native Americans
Former Executive Director, National Indian Gaming Association
Retired: Lieutenant, Los Angeles Police Dept.
Oglala Lakota (WA)
President, National Alliance to Save Native Languages
Former President ofthe National Indian Education Association
Oglala Lakota (CA)
Director, Center for American Indian Rehabilitation
Titla said, "We need someone who can be a real voice for all people. I intend to reach out and better serve all citizens of District 1 no matter what their background. It's important to elect a candidate who can relate to people on a personal, cultural and spiritual level. I believe I'm that person."
After receiving her Associate of Arts Degree at Eastern Arizona College, Titla earned a B. A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and a Master's Degree in Mass Communication from Arizona State University.
Widely known through her 20 years as a TV news reporter in Arizona, Titla is the publisher of Native Youth Magazine online. She is a member of the Point of Pines Cattle Association and Gibson Wash District Economic Enterprise Board.
Her priorities include land and water issues, growth, improve infrastructure, quality education and programs that strengthen families.
For more information about Titla's campaign, visit http://www.marykimtitla.com/
For interview requests, please call Patsy Cohoe at (928) 475-5272 or (928) 475-3670.
NAPT - 3rd Annual Creative Spirit Call For Submissions - Green Vs Grindhouse
Deadline June 17, 2008
If you are a new, emerging, or established American Indian, Alaska Native, or Hawaiian Native writer over the age of 18 from the United States, Creative Spirit invites you to submit a 9-11 page screenplay in either or both of these categories: Green (environmental and ecological themes) and Grindhouse (stories of any genre-horror, action, comedy, etc.-that reflect the fun, rebellious spirit of B-movie genres).
If your screenplay is selected, a cast and crew will be put together and you'll be brought to Los Angeles, September 20-28, 2008, where you'll participate in the making of the film with three other Native filmmakers and industry professionals for an intensive week of shooting and editing, culminating with a world premiere screening in Hollywood.
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