SRPMIC Representatives Attend 58th Presidential Inauguration and Meetings in D.C.
With President Donald Trump taking the oath of office to become the nation’s 45th president on January 20, there were many tribal leaders from around the country who went to Washington, D.C. to begin to engage with his administration and the new Congress on tribal concerns.
For the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, President Delbert W. Ray, Sr., Councilman Thomas Largo, Sr., and Councilman Michael Dallas, Sr. attended the inaugural activities and had the opportunity to meet with many elected officials at the local, tribal and congressional level to continue to build partnerships to forward the interests of the Community.
|Above (l-r): Councilman Michael Dallas, Sr., Legislative Affairs Project Manager Angela Willeford and President Delbert W. Ray Sr., stepped out of the State Society of Arizona Inaugural Event for a view of the U.S. Capitol.|
While tribal leaders were busy addressing tribal issues, there were also many people who did not support President Trump and were visible with their voices and signs.
|Thousands of protestors were present during the Presidential Inauguration.|