Tribal Sovereignty

I will always fight to protect the government-to-government relationship that tribes share with the federal government -- which is now under various forms of attack.

Sovereignty is important and must be preserved. As a Cherokee Nation citizen, I understand how damaging it would be to undermine it and how much of an impact it would have on people’s lives in everything from housing to education to healthcare.

Any attempt to redefine the relationship with tribes must be resisted and treaty obligations must be met by the federal government.