January 28, 2008

Obama talks more about Indians

Obama touts Indian policy ahead of Super Tuesday vote"Washington's 'one size fits all' solutions don't work in Indian Country," Obama said. "Tribal communities should be empowered to address their own problems, and that will be an important goal of my presidency."

If he wins the November election, Obama plans to appoint an Indian policy advisor at the White House. Currently, there is no position set aside for Indian Country, so tribal governments must compete with state and local governments for attention.

On specific issues, Obama supports "full" funding of the Indian Health Service. During debate last week on the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Senate Democrats said the agency only meets 60 percent of the health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
So far, it seems that fewer people in Nevada, Florida, and (soon) California have made or are making their primary voting decisions according to Oprah Winfrey...
All Best
Russ Bates