What President-elect Obama needs to know about First Americans

Thursday, November 27, 2008

European Pilgrims and Native Americans breaking bread together is an easy image to conjure up on Thanksgiving, but it belies the struggle and marginalization that American Indians continue to face. During his campaign, President-elect Barack Obama received strong support from tribal nations — but can he deliver on his promise to improve life for members of America’s 562 Indian tribes? Former Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colo.) joins us.
"The single most important thing right on the table is the re-authorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. It's overdue something like fourteen years, which basically puts Indian people in the position of getting health care that was 14 years old."
—Ben Nighthorse Campell on the lack of Indian representation in Washington

Guests:

Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell

Contributors:

Kent DePinto

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