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Daylene Sharlow – lco-nsn





Lac Courte Oreilles

Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe


Candidate Statements

We, the Anishinabeg, the people of Odaawaa-Zaaga'iganiing, the Lac Courte Oreilles Band, will sustain our heritage, preserving our past, strengthening our present, and embracing our future. We will defend our inherent sovereign rights and safeguard Mother Earth. We will provide for the educational, health, social welfare, and economic stability of the present and future generations.

Boozhoo Tribal Members:

My name is Daylene Sharlow-Gokey. I am a descendent of my great grandmother Ruth Carley. My grandparents are Alex/Evelyn Sharlow and Annette Gokey. My parents are Doris Sharlow and Ron Gokey. I was born and raised in our beautiful LCO community. I have three sons, three grandchildren and a supportive partner along with a loving supporting family and friends. I’m writing to ask for your support in my campaign for this year’s election to serve on the Tribal Council. My family and I appreciate all and any support given in this campaign while running for TGB. I would be honored to have the opportunity to serve our Tribe.

My overall goal is to work hard for my tribe in giving back to the community and helping my fellow tribal members. I am particularly good at active listening, helping people, and fighting for what is best for the tribe and our future. I have always been taught to help others when I can and treat others how I want to be treated.

My promise to each of my tribal members is that I will educate myself on the issues that come before the council and cast my vote based on valid information and review what the impact will be on each tribal member. Some of the qualities that I can bring to the council: Honesty, Integrity, Dependability, Self- Responsibility, Leadership and Respect. I strongly believe that we have our ancestors in our heart and souls, and they will guide me in this journey.

I am proud and honored to be nominated as a candidate for the 2023 election for Tribal Council. I understand the responsibility and commitment it takes for this position, and I will do my best to uphold the traditions and values for the people of LCO. I believe in open communication so please feel free to reach out to me.

I encourage you to join me in exercising your right to vote in the primary election and hope to gain one of your votes.

Miigwech!