Exercising sovereignty together to create a constitution that is reflective of Caddo community, culture, values and needs.
In 1938 the Caddo Nation was given a constitution we chose to accept, in order to survive. Now, we have the opportunity to collectively create a constitution that we choose, a government we choose, that meets and incorporates our culture,...a constitution that will help us thrive.
Caddo tribal member, Todd Goodman, will be leading an effort to modernize the Caddo Nation constitution. He will be gathering input from Caddo tribal members in an effort to create a constitution and government to meet contemporary needs for the Caddo people. This will include public meetings with our tribal members over a 12 month period, town hall style meetings, listening circles, mail outs, online surveys, analysis of data and a final report of the data and preliminary conslusions.
Caddo member Todd Goodman is an experienced and nationally trained organizer who has worked on several political campaigns. Having served as Field Director, Communications Director, Executive Director and then Chairman of the Oklahoma Democratic Party, Todd is accustomed to working with legislators from all parts of the state and both sides of the aisle. Todd’s experience, relationships, and understanding of the legislative process combine to give him the tools to navigate the political system. He has worked for Indigenous Democratic Network's List and former State Sen. Andrew Rice. He is a former Vice Chairman of the Caddo Nation and holds a degree in Administrative Leadership from the University of Oklahoma.