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Indians impressed by Kerry visit to Gallup pow-wow

New Mexico Indians say they were impressed by what Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry had to say at the 83rd annual Gallup Inter-tribal Ceremonial on Sunday.

Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, attended the pow-wow. Kerry said he would increase funding for the Indian Health Service and improve relations with Indian Country.

"He seemed pretty comfortable with us," Kay Roanhorse told The Farmington Daily Times. "Bush would never come out and be among the Indians."

On his way into Arizona, Kerry received the endorsement of Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr.

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Kerry stop had impact on locals (The Farmington Daily-Times 8/10)
Kerry courts N.M., Arizona Indians (Capitol Media Services 8/9)
Kerry, in Flagstaff, courts tribal vote (Arizona Daily Star 8/9)
Kerry Captivates Indian Country (The Gallup Independent 8/9)
New queen a quick study in diplomacy (The Gallup Independent 8/9)

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