Editorial: Group only backs Indian Democrats

"A Tulsa-based Indian political advocacy group endorsed four candidates for the Legislature in 2006. All are Democrats. All won.

But they represent only a fraction of the Indians in the Legislature, where the Native American Caucus has grown from 11 members last year to 18. The reason the advocacy group didn't endorse more candidates is that it's not so much interested in electing Indians as it is in swelling the ranks of liberal Democrats who happen to be Native Americans.

The aforementioned political group states its mission is to elect Indians because 'only when Indians are involved in the political process are they truly represented.' Yet the group itself doesn't represent Indians unless they vote Democratic."

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Editorial: Growing ranks (The Oklahoman 2/13)

Relevant Links:
Indigenous Democratic Network - http://www.indnslist.org

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