Superdelegate Kalyn Free endorses Sen. Obama

Kalyn Free, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and a supedelegate for the Democratic Party, has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama. (D-Illinois) for president.

Free is the founder of INDN's List, an organization that aims to put more Indian Democrats in public office. She said Obama was committed to improving the status of Indian people.

"I am proud Barack Obama is committed to our unique issues and willing to tackle our toughest problems, from historical inequities and injustices to contemporary issues, like protection of our right to tribal self-determination, access to health care for our elders, and education for our children," she said in a statement quoted by The Oklahoman.

Another Indian superdelegate -- Frank LaMere of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska -- has endorsed Obama. Montana Rep. Margarett Campbell, a member of the Assiniboine Tribe, supports Obama but can't endorse him publicly due to state party rules.

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