Kerry pledges support for Indian Country

Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry (Massachusetts) pledged support for treaties and increased funding for Indian programs at a campaign stop in New Mexico on Sunday.

Kerry attended the 83rd annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, where he spoke to a crowd of about 1,000. He said he would appoint a Native American in the White House and seek more resources for the Indian Health Service.

Before arriving in Gallup via train, Kerry met with Pueblo and Navajo Nation leaders from New Mexico and Arizona. Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. attended the ceremonial.

The council of the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona unanimously endorsed Kerry.

Get the Story:
Kerry Samples State (The Albuquerque Journal 8/9)
Kerry stresses Native American issues (The Arizona Republic 8/9)
Kerry Stumps for N.M. Votes (The Washington Post 8/9)
Kerry Pledges to Honor Indian Treaties (AP 8/9)
Kerry seeks Indian votes (The Arizona Republic 8/8)

Relevant Links:
Kerry/Edwards Campaign - http://www.johnkerry.com/index.html

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