July 04, 2008

Indians at the Democratic convention

Gearing up for Denver

Democratic National Convention events planning is under wayDemocratic National Convention attendees will be met at Denver International Airport with a positive Native presence--colorful graphics designed to showcase the area's original residents, past and present.

Ernest House Jr., executive secretary of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs, said he and others want to underscore the state's Native heritage. Original tribes in and near the area include the Utes, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Pawnee, Lakota, Apache, Comanche, Shoshone, Pueblo groups, and others.

The state's two contemporary tribal nations--the Ute Mountain Utes and Southern Utes--will be attending the convention and are supporting a welcoming reception for Indian delegations, representatives of Native organizations, and others.

A celebratory pow wow and Native market may take place in Denver's downtown Civic Center Park near the state capitol, said Kim Cameron, president of the Rocky Mountain Indian Chamber of Commerce.

1 comment:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
writerfella's niece, Krystal 'Kitty' Caesar, has been hired by the Oklahoma delegation to work as a page during the convention. Her family, father Bruce, mother Arlene, brother Adam, and sister Amy also will be in Denver to participate in the Native market (they are silversmiths and doll/craft makers) AND to watch out for 'Kitty.' Several of writerfella's Denver FBI and police friends have been alerted and will be on the lookout after her safety as well. Try something, Obama people... just try!
All Best
Russ Bates