December 20, 2010

INDN’s List calls it quits

Native political group calls it quits

By Kevin AbourezkA grassroots Native organization that recruits and supports Indian candidates is closing its doors after failing to gain sponsors.

INDN’s List began in 2005 as a way to get more Indian candidates elected throughout the country. President Kalyn Free announced Monday the organization was closing shop.

“In 2009 and 2010, I personally financially supported INDN’s List and paid most of our overhead and salaries,” she said. “Regrettably, we have simply been unable to expand our donor base beyond a handful of visionary tribes, unions and individuals.

“As we say goodbye to another year, we also say goodbye to INDN’s List.”
Comment:  The loss of INDN's List is unfortunate. This is the kind of endeavor that wealthy tribes should support routinely.

For more on the subject, see Indians Elected in 2008 Too and Indians in the 2008 Election.

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