Cheyenne and Arapaho Gubernatorial Forum This Wednesday at SWOSU


The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College is convening a gubernatorial forum this Wednesday, October 28, for the two individuals running for the highest elective office of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes.

The forum is planned for 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center on the SWOSU campus in Weatherford. Everyone is invited to attend.

The two candidates are incumbent Governor Darrell Flyingman and candidate Ms. Janice Prarie Chief-Boswell.

Alden Whiteman, vice president for development and planning of the tribal college, will serve as moderator and pose questions to each candidate that will be directed toward the candidates' respective platforms, which will be followed by limited questions and answers from the audience. 

A reception will follow, which will present an opportunity for attendees to speak with the Governor candidates and meet the Lt. Governor candidates as well.

Flyingman has been the governor of the Tribes since its transition from a business committee mandated by a 2006 constitutional revision that reorganized the tribal government into a Legislature with four branches. This second term is a full four-year administration whereas the first administration of Flyingman was only a three-year term. Flyingman is a native of Colony, holds a master's degree and is retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 

If elected, Ms. Prarie Chief-Boswell would become the second governor and the first woman to hold this office.  She is presently an employee of the tribal college and received her master's degree in History from SWOSU in 2008.  She is a resident of Weatherford.