"There's definitely a division among Indian people in terms of male and female support," said Democratic state Sen. Carol C. Juneau. "It's a really interesting division. And I wonder if Indian people are seeing it in other states."
Over the past month, three high-ranking male Native officials who work in both Montana state and tribal governments have told Indian Country Today during background political conversations that they view Clinton in a derogatory manner. Additionally, one said he didn't believe that the senator from New York could "hold her own" against Sen. John McCain, while another added that he just "couldn't see" a woman leading the U.S. out of the Iraq war.
Just as in America at large, sexism in Indian country is still alive and well.