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Democrats turn to Indians to help draft platform

The Democratic Platform Drafting Committee met at the Santa Fe Indian School on Friday to discuss the party's platform.

Tribal leaders told the committee of funding shortfalls under the Bush administration. They called for an increase in money for the Indian Health Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The Democratic National Convention will be held in Boston from July 26-29.

Get the Story:
Dems close ranks to build anti-Bush platform (The New York Times 6/20)
Dems Hear Indians' Concerns (The Albuquerque Journal 6/20
Convention warm-up (The Santa Fe New Mexican 6/19)
Indian Leaders Seek Improved Services (AP 6/18)