Obama and Indian Country

If elected, Obama pledges to appoint a White House Indian Policy advisor and have yearly “summit meetings” with tribal leaders. He also wants to “reform” the trust program (whatever that means), protect sacred sites (I hope that means what it sounds like) and increase funding for education, housing and health care in Indian Country.

UPDATE: A (skeptical) analysis of Obama’s proposals from Wampum.

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Published in: on January 29, 2008 at 9:52 am  Comments (4)  

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  1. A little off subject, but what fascinates me most about the Obama phenomenon is that Democratic voters are on the verge of making this guy their standard-bearer over far more experienced Democrats like Richardson, Biden, Dodd and even Clinton. It seems to suggest a pretty pervasive discontent with the party’s leadership and a desire for something new. I only hope Obama can live up to the expectations.

  2. “It seems to suggest a pretty pervasive discontent with the party’s leadership and a desire for something new.”

    Democrats are ALWAYS discontent with the party’s leadership; even the party leadership is discontent with the party leadership. “Leading” Democrats is kind of like trying to “leads” cats with a fire hose.

  3. I would not call Clinton that much more experienced than Obama.

  4. I was referring to political experience, not office-holding experience. In that respect, I think Obama has her beat by a couple of years counting his time in the Illinois legislature.


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