- Jul 28, 2015
Source: http://pilotonline.com/news/government/politics/nation/the-latest-sanders-voices-support-for-native-americans/article_1fd4dcfc-7a8b-5b4f-aadc-95592ae1947b.htmlBernie has named a new Native American advisor to the campaign. Tara Houska is a tribal rights attorney, as well as an environmental activist and a contributing columnist to Indian Country Today Media Network (ICTMN)In her new role, Houska, who is Couchiching First Nation, will field press inquiries, recruit voters particularly Native Americans and assist with drafting Sanders Native American policy.
Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, a Democrat, has said he will work with the Native American community in preserving their heritage, and their way of life and that he will do everything he can to redress [treaty violations].
Didn't find any lengthy articles on the matter, but hey! It's something.Bernie Sanders says he's sensitive to issues like drug addiction and low employment that affect Native American communities.
Before a rally in Hibbing, Minnesota, on Friday morning, Sanders met with a group of about a dozen Native American tribal council members. The Vermont senator said that the way Native Americans have been treated is a "disgrace" and that he has a track record of support for their community.
Hell, if he does become President, maybe, just maybe, the Native Americans will finally be allowed into the 1st world, rather than their almost 3rd world status; poisoned drinking water in Pine Ridge due to Uranium mining, fewer than 70% of Native Americans have basic telephone service, fewer than 10% have broadband internet access, healthcare, educational opportunities & more.
At least, there's one candidate that knows they exist and gives a damn.