The power to help decide their party's presidential nominee is a trust LaMere and Free aren't taking for granted.
LaMere is endorsing Obama.
Free said this week she remains undecided.
Both agree: The remaining presidential candidates' past work and rhetoric on Indian issues portend better times for Native people.
Indian Country, he said, needs someone willing to think out of the box when it comes to finding solutions to Indian issues. For LaMere, that someone is Obama.
"He has generated a lot of excitement, and I believe he will be an agent of change, something that Native people can appreciate," he said.