Kevin Abourezk: Finding the Native American Obama
"OK, so my little experiment yielded little fruit.

But I have to say, garnering 92 members for a Facebook group devoted to finding Native leaders who are worthy of the presidency wasn't anything to laugh at.

Two weeks ago, I created a Facebook page called "The Search for a Native American Obama." The site has attracted mostly Native members from all over the country, including notables like National Museum of the American Indian Director Kevin Gover and former Oglala Sioux Tribal President Alex White Plume.

But while plenty of people have joined the group, few have suggested Native leaders who might one day rise to the highest office in U.S. government.

Still, some did offer names.

Rayleen Gaudet Nunez of Boston suggested John Trudell, Winona LaDuke, Della Warrior or Chris Spotted Eagle."

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