Kevin Abourezk: Native voters flex power at the polls
"Never in my lifetime.

It's a phrase we've all heard often by people describing this year's presidential election.

"Never in my lifetime did I think I would see this country elect its first black president."

"Never in my lifetime did I think I would see a woman elected vice president."

Let me add yet another "never in my lifetime": "Never in my lifetime did I think I would see so much focus on the Native American vote."

Maybe it's too soon to pronounce this election's Native voter registration efforts a success. But as I await this country's verdict on the next four years, I can't help but feel proud to have watched so many work so hard to get Indians out to vote and enlist Native candidates.

And I feel obligated to encourage more Natives to get out and vote."

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Kevin Abourezk: Time for Natives to Flex Political Muscles (RezNet News 11/3)

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