Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Crow Nation and Ft. Peck Tribes Endorse Barack Obama

The Crow Nation and Fort Peck Tribes announced their endorsement of Barack Obama today. The Indian Nations are powerful political forces in the states of Montana and South Dakota.

Tribal leaders released this statement.
Sen. Obama’s leadership qualities and commitment to issues of importance to Indian country distinguish him from his opponents” said Chairman A.T. Stafne of the Ft. Peck Tribes“ Our twelve voting members in the Tribal Council passed this endorsement resolution unanimously. I was personally impressed with his commitment to a true government-to-government relationship and his promise to appoint a Native American policy advisor in his White House. ”

“Senator Obama understands the challenges facing Native Americans in Montana,” said Crow Nation Chairman Carl Venne. “His record as a US Senator shows that he cares about Indian communities. He respects Indian sovereignty and is a strong advocate for Indian healthcare and education.

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