Hundreds of American Indians are gathering in Denver this week, hoping to flex their political power before next year's national elections.Hillary spoke to them via satellite, they got a taped message from Chimpy McGenocide--and Ward Churchill couldn't make it. Something about a conflict with an appearance at an anarchist bookstore.
The National Congress of American Indians [my link] was founded in Denver 64 years ago. Today, the congress maintains a full-time operation in Washington, D.C., to lobby for native causes - housing, health care, education and economic development, said Jacqueline Johnson, executive director of the group.
This year, the group is rolling out its Native Vote campaign, which will focus on getting more Indians to the polls in 13 states, including Colorado.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
American Indian Congress meets in Denver
Only the Rocky has mentioned it, which is odd because, as noted here, the Post has been running a series on Indian justice this week which discusses some of the very same iss-ee-uuuuus. The Durango Herald: