McCain's Indian backers to meet in Minnesota
The American Indians for McCain Coalition will host a meeting for tribal leaders next week in Minnesota.

The coalition is co-chaired by Jana McKeag of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and John Tahsuda of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma. Both are registered lobbyists in Washington, D.C.

The honorary co-chairs are Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), the only Native American in Congress, and former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado), who retired in 2004. Cole is a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma. Campbell is a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana.

The meeting is set to take place at Bemidji State University on October 27. Floyd Jourdain Jr., the chairman of the Red Lake Nation, said he will attend. He met with Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) during a tribal leaders' meeting in New Mexico last month.

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