Report Back From Native American Presidential Forum
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FEATURING JUDITH LEBLANC – The first-ever Native American Presidential Forum took place this week in Sioux City, Iowa, drawing 10 of the Democratic Presidential candidates including 3 of the four frontrunners, Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris. Former Vice President Joe Biden chose not attend.
At the forum, named after the revered indigenous activist Frank LaMere who died just months earlier, candidates were questioned by a panel of experts. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who last year took a DNA test to prove she had some Native Ancestry, apologized for her action. She also released a lengthy and detailed plan for the addressing issues important to the community if she becomes President.
Judith LeBlanc, Member of the Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma and executive director of the Native Organizers Alliance, a national organizing and training Native network.Native American Presidential Forum Day 1: Native American Presidential Forum Day 2: