January 10, 2008

Candidates ignore Indians

A Season of Neglect for Native PeopleThis campaign season, Clinton is the only leading candidate of either party who appears to have addressed Native issues in any significant manner. Speaking via satellite to those gathered Nov. 17 for the National Congress of American Indians' annual convention in Denver, Clinton expressed support for a host of Native issues.

Beyond that, Obama is the only other candidate who appears to be expressing support for Native issues (albeit through his Web site). None of the Republican candidates, save for McCain during his 2000 race for the Republican nomination, have even come close to addressing Native issues.

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