The Otoe-Missouria Tribe

The Otoe-Missouria Tribe

TED MOORE, JR., Candidate for Tribal Treasurer

Otoe-Missouria Tribal Members:

            As candidate for Treasurer, I have 34 years of work experience in grants management, budget management, budget spending, wrote many successful funded grant proposals, and supervised multiple grant operations and staff.  I worked for 4 tribal governments, and non-profit arts agency, Indian education programs, taught K-12 art classes, worked on tribal scholarship committees, participated and lead grant review committees, and now I am employed at a two year college helping Native students to succeed in their class work, college life, and graduating with a college degree.  

I have a Masters of Education, a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree (BFA) and am a certified Art Education Teacher in the States of Oklahoma and Minnesota.  

If elected, I would like to work with the Otoe-Missouria Council in sponsoring and helping to develop the following:  

  • Build an Otoe-Missouria tribal museum or center for preserving and displaying cultural items, language preservation, and historical belongings of our ancestors and for educating about our tribal history.   
  • Increase retention efforts of our young people to graduate from high school, vo-tech, and college.
  • Promote health and wellness including prevention of domestic violence, and
  • Develop a community arts program or center so members could have a place to work on art, store their art work, learn from other artists, and share their artwork. 

             I worked for the Otoe-Missouria Tribe in 1985-1990 mainly as a planner, grant writer and occasionally as Executive Director.  More recently in 2015, I was employed as a grant writer.  During that time in 2015, I developed and obtained federal funding for the Tribal Historical Preservation Office of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe.   Upon my departure after 9 months, I received a Certificate of Appreciation from our Chairman John Shotton and Executive Director, Michael Gawhega.  I previously served on tribal council.

I am Owl Clan and enjoy our Native American Church meetings whenever I am able to attend and pray for our loved ones.  I like to dance the straight dance whenever possible at dances and powwows across the state.  In my spare time I love to paint art and do native craft work. 

I have a four grown children, all Otoe-Missouria members.  I am proud of my daughter Jessica, who was the 2004 Otoe-Missouria Tribal Princess and was Miss Indian Oklahoma in 2007.  My grandfather Sydney Moore Sr. was a full blood Otoe-Missouria, a fluent speaker, and Native American Church Leader.

I am grateful for the opportunity to become a member of the Otoe-Missouria Tribal Council as Treasurer.  I appreciate your support and vote.                                                                                                                                              

Ted Moore Jr.               Cell: 405-714-0750                   Email: tedmoorejr@msn.com