Steven "Two-Warriors" Custalow
I am a Mattaponi Reservation resident and have worked for the last 20 years at Custalow’s Cabinets. I descend from both sides of the Custalow family and remember well the tribe prior to all of the corruption of the last two administrations. Allowing tribal descendants membership into the tribe is important to our survival. Families have been denied membership and rights for too long. I will work to reunite our tribal families on the tribal membership roll.
I remember our tribal lands before it was polluted with trash and toxic dumping. As children, we ran the trails, hunted, and fished. Children today ought to have that same sense of belonging as I did growing up on the reservation. As a member of your Council, I will work with others to organize land restoration and clean-up so that our families can enjoy them again. Our connection to the land is at the root of our culture. Our tribal land needs restoration so that it may give us life, health, and enjoyment again.