"I know in his past he's (Bill Clinton) been up to Shiprock," Fernandez said, referring to a town on the New Mexican side of the Navajo Reservation. "That's one of the reasons I do think that he does know the Native American community.
"And I think she's (Hillary Clinton) educated on the issues. She's probably the most experienced with the issues," Fernandez said. "I think she'll listen to the issues, even though we're a minority population in this country."
Pino, the Navajo midwife, said she was glad that Bill Clinton at least touched on one of the prominent concerns for Native Americans everywhere—land.
"What stood out in the speech today was how she's protecting the land, her protecting the environment as a whole," Pino said. "I think it's very empowering."