Alaska Native Leaders Stand Together for Scott McAdams
This week a new generation of Alaska Native leaders demonstrated their support for U.S. Senate candidate Scott McAdams by releasing a video endorsement of the candidate. Participants in the video are:
- Andrea Akalleg Sanders: Yup’ik, Bethel and Quinhagak
- Vernor Wilson III: Yup’ik, Dillingham
- Angela S. Cox: Inupiaq, Barrow
- James Dommek Jr.: Inupiaq, Kotzebue
“When I heard Scott speak, I heard him speak to the point of why Alaska Native peoples matter,” said Cox. “Why our villages matter. Why our religions matter It was the people he focused on—the people and our rich history.”
“Scott McAdams has already fought to keep Alaska Native languages in our schools,” said Sanders. “Scott knows that Alaska is a Native state and it’s our Native culture, values, traditions and language that make us a rich state.”
Scott McAdams will hold a press conference at the Alaska Federation of Natives event on October 21, 2010. Scott will be joined by rural leaders who support his candidacy for U.S. Senate.
“This year Native peoples have a chance to send their hopes, their beliefs and their values to Washington D.C.,” said McAdams. “I hope that voters will vote their values—not their fears.”
The video, “Standing Together,” is posted at www.scottmcadams.org.
Posted: October 20, 2010