Democrats concerned Indian votes could be swayed
In an e-mail to ICT, Valerie Taliman, Navajo, director of communications for the Indian Law Resource Center, said that Todd Palin should not be referred to as an Alaska Native.
“[H]e’s 1/16 [blood quantum] and not raised in the Native community,” Taliman, an ICT contributor, wrote.
Kendall-Miller also said she believes Todd Palin “does not consider himself an Alaska Native,” saying he “is much more akin to seeing himself as a sports hunter.”
“I think [Gov. Palin] is using her husband’s Alaska Native heritage the way she is using her developmentally disabled baby to try to draw people in.”