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Ron Allen, Republican tribal leader, opposing Bush

Ron Allen, chairman of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington, is one Indian Republican who is opposing President Bush.

Allen has criticized the Bush administration for failing to consult with tribal nations on matters like the Bureau of Indian Affairs reorganization and the budget. Now he says he's disappointed over remarks the president made about tribes being "given" sovereignty.

"It was disappointing to hear his statements," Allen told The Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "It was clear to us that he didn't know what he was talking about."

Allen is currently serving as the elected treasurer of the National Congress of American Indians.

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Campaign 2004: Bush's comment on sovereignty creates a buzz (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 8/13)

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