Native American Indian Commission

ELECTIONS FOR SELF-GOVERNANCE BOARD COMMUNITY ELECTED POSITIONS DECEMBER 17TH AND 18TH – POLLING LOCATIONS AND TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED – CANDIDATE BIOGRAPHIES AND STATEMENTS BELOW

November 19, 2018

2018 Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission:  Self-Governance Board Community Elected Candidates

The Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission is pleased to announce that we have received 8 completed applications for the 2018 Self-Governance Board Community Elected positions.

These positions will provide community voice and input into the selection and oversight of federal funds spent to provide community services for low income American Indian and Alaska Native community members in Los Angeles County.

Community elected commissioners’ serve on both the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission and the Los Angeles County Self-Governance Board. The Self-Governance Board and the Commission meet in the evening every third Tuesday of the month at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration (500 W. Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.)

The Self-Governance Board is charged with oversight of community block grants, development of additional grant funds, and other opportunities for the general welfare of the Los Angles American Indian and Alaska Native community. Community Elected Commissioners act as advocates for the community and provide leadership and direction to the Commission and County government in matters concerning the American Indian Community. It is hoped that community elected Commissioners will vigorously represent the Native community and, in cooperation with other Commissioners and county agencies, work toward more and better services and economic opportunities for Native people. Candidates should show current active participation in the Native American community, and show strong interest in working on issues and problems facing Los Angeles County Native American community.

Elections for all 5 of the community elect positions will be held on Monday December 17th and Tuesday December 18th, 2018.

Eligible voters meet the following criteria:

  • Are 18 years old or older
  • Are residents of Los Angeles County
  • Are:
    1. an enrolled member of a federally or state recognized American Indian or Alaska Native tribe, OR
    2. a member of an American Indian or Alaska Native community with a Certificate Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) and supporting genealogical documentation, OR
    3. a member of a United States or Alaskan Native Community with supporting genealogical documentation.

Polling sites and hours will be announced in the coming weeks both on our website www.lanaic.org and our Facebook page.

Please click below for candidate biographies and statements, provided in alphabetical order.

  1. Cynthia Begay »
  2. Allison Hicks »
  3. Shawn Imitates-Dog »
  4. Dawn Jackson »
  5. Tracy Perez »
  6. Denise Rosete »
  7. Victoria Solis-Lira »
  8. Sunnie Whipple »

Last modified: November 20, 2018

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