February 04, 2008

Tribal leaders for Hillary

Former Cherokee chief Mankiller endorses Clinton for presidentFormer Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller has endorsed Hillary Rodham Clinton for president.

Mankiller served as the Cherokee chief from December 1985 until retiring in 1995. At the time she assumed office, she was the first female chief of a major American Indian tribe. The Cherokees are based in Tahlequah.
Clinton Endorsed by Navajo LeaderThe leader of the country's largest Indian reservation is supporting Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, saying she would best protect tribal sovereignty.

"We want so much to have Washington, whoever is the president, whoever is living in the White House, the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Senate, we want them to recognize that, and I believe that Senator Hillary Clinton has recognized that," Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. told The Associated Press Thursday.

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