"Both presidential candidates need to understand that Indian country is not one
homogenous group, but comprised of distinct nations. Furthermore, that each
indigenous nation has a unique and historical relationship with the United
States. From there we can begin to build the future of our relations moving
forward into the 21st century."
It also echoes some of my own thoughts after last night's meeting about Rural outreach of the Obama Alaska campaign.
I was actually pretty encouraged by the "plan" in general - really empowering local people to make the change themselves - so often not the approach taken with Alaska, much less Rural Alaska. They mentioned a few things that really reflected the idea of above - that the local communities are unique, and that no campaign in Chicago can come in to say what's best for everyone in each community. But together real, big change can be made for the better.
Looking forward to the next few months!