Pueblo Indian governors back Clinton
A group of Pueblo Indian governors across New Mexico endorsed Hillary Clinton for president Friday, adding to mounting support for the Democratic nominee from leaders of Native American communities around the state.
The nod from the All Pueblo Council of Governors was not a surprise. The group endorsed President Barack Obama during his first run for The White House and again for re-election. But the endorsement raised issues central to tribal leaders while omitting one policy point on which Republican nominee Donald Trump has found common ground with some Native American voters.
In announcing the endorsement, Ohkay Ohwingeh Gov. Earl Salazar said Clinton “believes we need to break down all the barriers that hold Native Americans back and build ladders of opportunity for all Native people.”