Dorreen Yellow Bird: Do American Indians need their own party?[W]hat I do like about most Democrats is that they seem to have heart. Their views generally are about people and the needs of the underdog—and most of the time that includes American Indians.
I don’t like the parties that say American Indians need to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, or that “those people” are given everything for free, which takes away their initiative to better themselves. Those are stereotypes based on some people’s limited experience with American Indians.
Comment: Yellow Bird seems to disagree with Charles Trimble, who seems to favor the "bootstrapping" solution
. Of course, even Trimble, who supports Republicans, realizes Barack Obama is the best choice
for America in 2008.
For more on the subject, see Why Indians Are Democrats
and The 2008 Presidential Campaign
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