First Americans for Hillary Clinton Campaign
Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency picked up some powerful support in Indian country recently with the formation of the First Americans for Hillary Clinton committee headed up by Ada Deer, Menominee, former DOI Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, and Dean Chavers, Lumbee, director of the nonprofit Native American scholarship organization Catching the Dream.
Why Clinton? “She’s the most qualified candidate in the history of the U.S. that is why,” says Chavers. “And she has a very strong outlook on Indian affairs, a really strong policy statement. [On March 25] she had more than 30 tribal chairmen sign on for her campaign, including NCAI President [and Swinomish Indian Tribe Chairman] Brian Cladoosby.”