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Winona LaDuke supports Obama for president



Environmental activist Winona LaDuke has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) for president.

LaDuke, a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota, appeared on The Colbert Report last Thursday. She was asked "which candidate would Native Americans would most want to be lied to," by host Stephen Colbert.

"I'm an Obama supporter," responded LaDuke, the executive director of Honor the Earth. LaDuke ran for vice-president on the Green Party ticket in 1996 and 2000.

The segment focused on the 2008 presidential race. Colbert, who said he is 1/13 Chickasaw, referred to Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) as the "the spider trickster wargod of the Lakotas," due to the candidate's age.

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