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Hope and Change for Gila River Indian Community

November 5, 2011 Dear Community Members: I am at this critical crossroads in our future because of your overwhelming support. I believe that one of our greatest assets as a Community is our human resources. I believe that hope and … Continue reading

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Responses to Questions from August 20th Candidates Forum in District Six

QUESTION: Is there a Fed law that let American Indians attend any school in the US? Is so, what up with Laveen School here in Laveen, Arizona? RESPONSE BY GREG MENDOZA: Under federal law all Native Americans are entitled to … Continue reading

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Our Young People Must Prepare To Be Good Citizens and Leaders

October 15, 2011- Keynote Message to the Akimel O’odham/Pee-Posh Youth Council & August 15, 2011- Address to Students of Ira H Hayes High School I was meeting with a colleague of mine a short time ago when we talked about a … Continue reading

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Official Announcement

Community Members I am humbled to announce my Candidacy for the Office of Governor of the Gila River Indian Community. Having grown up in our Community and received the support and encouragement of you, my relatives, I have come to … Continue reading

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Gila River Recognition Banquet for Graduates

REMARKS FROM COUNCILMAN GREGORY MENDOZA GILA RIVER RECOGNITION BANQUET FOR GRADUATES JUNE 18, 2011 This is a wonderful and proud day for Gila River! We have for years treated education as a means of assimilation with the understanding that this … Continue reading

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Taking the Oath of Office

Today is a day I will never forget as I was sworn in as a District Four Councilman.  I am happy to report that I was appointed by the Community Council (the “Tribal Council”) to the following Community Council Standing Committees: … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Memorial Day 2011

Good Morning. Thank You for the opportunity to share some thoughts and history of Memorial Day. Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day because it was a time set aside to honor the nation’s Civil War dead by decorating … Continue reading

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