Alvin Warren believes the president has done more for Native Americans than any other president ever has.
"There were significant issues the president addressed in his first term, "said Warren of the Santa Clara Pueblo.
Tracy Goodluck agreed and said Native Americans have had a strong voice in the White House.
"I think President Obama has been very responsive to the tribal nations and tribal people both on and off reservations Indians," said Goodluck of the Oneida Nations.
By Chris Casteel
Obama, Baker said here Tuesday, “is the best president for Indian Country in the history of the United States.”
Through the years, Indian tribal chiefs have met a lot of U.S. presidents, but the meetings with Obama have been more than just superficial photo opportunities, Baker said.
“This president has made promises to Indian Country, and he's kept them,” Baker said. “He is a promise keeper. And that needs to be recognized and rewarded.”
Baker, who was elected principal chief last year to the largest Indian tribe in the nation, is a delegate to the Democratic National Convention this week.
It could not be determined Tuesday whether the chiefs of other Indian tribes had ever served as delegates to national party conventions, but it is, at the least, extraordinary.
By Adrian Jawort
She was recently invited by President Barack Obama to speak at the Democratic National Convention being held in Charlotte, North Carolina September 4-6.
Juneau told the Billings Gazette she wasn’t sure exactly what she’d be speaking about but she assumes it will be centered on education in Montana.
For more on the Republican convention, see Republicans: White People Own America.
Below: Denise Juneau.