We Need You to
VOTE ON JANUARY 21
Muckleshoot Tribal Elections
DATE: On Monday, January 21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
PLACE: Philip Starr Building, Cougar Room
TIME: From 8 am to 8 pm
JOHN DANIELS JR.
- Raised on Muckleshoot Reservation
- 11 Years as Chairman – 18 Years on Tribal Council
- Former Director, Muckleshoot Government Affairs
- Former Substance Abuse Counselor
- Tribal “Treaty” Fisherman
WORKING FOR OUR FAMILIES
- Increased funding for youth activities and athletic sponsorship
- Doubling grant money for housing benefits
- Changing loan rules so we can buy land and build on it
- Providing private school tuition for children especially special needs students
- Increasing business profits have helped raise per-capita distributions
- Increasing family service for grief/loss, domestic violence
- Increasing food benefits for our families through the family resource center programs
- Providing funds to pay water, sewer, and garbage bills for those living off the Reservation
WORKING FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & JOBS
- Implemented higher financial accountability standards for the casino operation
- Casino gaming expansion with hotel at the casino
- A new gas station and convenience store
- New Highway 18 Interchange to casino property
- Getting our kids into Leadership Training with more speaking skills
- Summer programs for kids to go to job sites like fire stations, government offices
You Expect Your Tribe to Make Good Use of YOUR Muckleshoot Land and Money …
AND WE DO.
I'm John Daniels Jr., Muckelshoot Tribal Councilman. Over the past three years we have approved many good projects that will bring new jobs, more revenues and needed services, while focusing on ways to keep our children a top priority.
|➤||Doubled grant amount for housing benefits|
|➤||Loan rules changed allowing purchase of land to build on|
|➤||Increased family service for grief/loss, domestic violence|
|➤||Provided benefits to help pay water, sewer, and garbage bills for those living off the Reservation|
|➤||Casino gaming expansion with hotel at the casino|
|➤||A new gas station and convenience store|
|➤||New Highway 18 interchange to casino property|
|➤||Increased business profits have helped raise per-capita distributions.|
Muckleshoot Tribe does all the above – and more than you probably already know.
BUT… DID YOU KNOW WE ARE TAKING ON A MUCH BIGGER JOB?
I’m John Daniels, Jr., a proud Muckleshoot, raised on the Reservation and living in Auburn with my wife, Amalia, and our four children. I’ve been a Tribal “Treaty” fisherman, Bingo Hall employee, Substance Abuse Counselor and the Director of Muckleshoot Governmental Affairs. For 18 years, I served on the Tribal Council, 11 as Chairman. I have made my life dedicated to making the Muckleshoots one of the best Tribes in the country.
Many people are concerned about their relatives not being on a good path. We need to start with our youth to turn this trend around while we work hard to create a healthy community and help people with their struggles.
PRESERVING MUCKLESHOOT CULTURE
Muckleshoot cultural traditions are promoted to preserve our culture, build pride and self-esteem as well as ways to fight alcoholism and drug addiction. Classes are offered in:
- Traditional foods, plants, and medicines
- Muckleshoot Canoe Family
MUCKLESHOOT YOUTH SUMMER ACTIVITIES
We teach our youth about leadership and presentation skills in addition to teaching about treaty rights, our businesses, and how government works.
- Soccer, Baseball, Football, Swimming
- Archery, Rockwall Climbing, Northwest Trek-Zip-Line
- Painting, Music, Sand Art, Glass Museum
- Fire Station, MIT Public Works, MIT Fleet Shop
Leadership – Personal leadership skills where teen youth lead activities with younger participants throughout the summer.
If we can’t inspire our kids to love who they are, we will lose it all. We are Muckleshoots; we can’t let that happen. I won’t let that happen. But I will need your help, starting with your vote on January 21st.