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Native America Calling: Native Americans and the Republican Party
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Native Americans and the Republican Party
Most polls over the years show Native Americans’ substantial support for Democrats. But that hasn’t stopped strong representation in Congress by Native Republicans.

That includes U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (Chickasaw Nation/R-OK), who recently took the reins of the powerful House Appropriations Committee. He is also the longest-serving Native congressman in history.

Join Native America Calling to get perspectives from some notable Native Republicans about what they see the party does for their Native constituents in the first of a series of profiles shedding light on political positions heading into the general election.

Tom Cole
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) receives the National Distinguished Advocacy Award from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network during a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on September 19, 2023. Photo: Congressman Tom Cole

Guests on Native America Calling
U.S. Rep. Tom Cole (citizen of the Chickasaw Nation), U.S. Representative of Oklahoma’s 4th District

Wes Nofire (citizen of the Cherokee Nation), Native American Liaison for the State of Oklahoma

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