- Pictured above from left to right are Alden Whiteman, LaRenda Morgan (Host & Organizer & Tribal member), Governor Eddie Hamilton (incumbent), Nicholas Barton, Hershel Gorham, Dr. Henrietta Mann, OK Senator Connie Johnson, Teresa Dorsett, Don Nowlin, Dr. Funston Whiteman, Chris Derenzo, And Moderator Harvey Pratt
Last night, September 21, 2017, debate organizer and Native America Action’s LaRenda Morgan hosted the Cheyenne & Araphaho Tribe’s Governor and Lieutenant Governor Debates at the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribe’s Community Center. LaRenda Morgan is a member of Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes as well as being the Director of Candidate Relations along with Outreach for Native America Action. Native America Action was present at the event with the Outreach team set up for voter registrations.
This event was to bring together all Governor and Lieutenant Governor candidates for the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes’ upcoming election in a forum where tribal members could hear from their candidates.
Oklahoma Senator Connie Johnson (pictured above speaking to candidates and tribal members) attended to support the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes, and to provide outreach to tribal members. Senator Johnson also was there to promote and encourage voter registration.
The Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal candidates will face an October Primary Tribal Election and a runoff in November 2017. The newly elected Cheyenne Arapaho Governor will take office Jan 1, 2018
LaRenda Morgan organized this debate for the Cheyenne & Arapaho tribes in order to promote and encourage tribal member involvement in tribal and state political arenas and to take action.
This is also the vision for Native America Action’s Outreach efforts. The Native America Action volunteers who also attended were Tonya Wolf, Joley Singer & Shawn Dae Lawerence & Raven Morgan pictured here with LaRenda Morgan.