Citizen after citizen comments on how fortunate Oklahoma is to have tribal nations headquartered here. They use words like “generous,” “steady,” “vibrant” and “strong” to describe the tribal presence and impact. And they tell story after story of how these same tribes are benefiting communities — supporting them in ways seen and unseen.
We found out that the tribe bent over backwards to step in and go the extra mile to help us. Not only fund, but also supply us with enough water to open our facility.
Most recently, with the Coronavirus pandemic, tribal nations have once again stepped up. From providing initial testing to supporting those in need and delivering vaccinations, tribes have been a valuable community partner. You can read more about the tribal response to the pandemic below.
When I think about all that they do, they do that voluntarily. They do it for the better good of their community and for the state of Oklahoma.
Tribes don’t exist in a vacuum, they live in communities. And they help build bridges, they help with the schools, they help with law enforcement and they work side-by-side with municipal and the county governments to provide services to people throughout those communities.
The tribes have a unique history and a unique perspective to say, you know, we understand that we’re all stronger when we’re stronger together.
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