Native Americans Unite To Make Their Voices Heard This Election

August 26, 2019

For the first time, there was a presidential forum focused entirely on the concerns of Indian Country. Last week, 11 presidential candidates (10 Democrats and one Independent) took part in the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential forum in Sioux City, Iowa. Over two days, candidates answered questions from tribal members, including youth, about sovereignty, safety, health and education for Indigenous people. We were interested in how these issues resonate in Colorado, so we turned to Carla Fredericks, the Director of the American Indian Law Program at CU-Boulder.