Chairman Harold Frazier of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe addresses the National Congress of American Indians in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on October 23, 2019. Photo by Kevin Abourezk
Endorsement of Joe Biden for President of the United States of America
Monday, October 5, 2020

The following is the text of October 4, 2020, endorsement letter.

My name is Harold Frazier and I am currently serving as the Chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. I am officially endorsing Joe Biden for President of the United States of America and I am asking that everyone vote for Joe Biden this election.

Over the course of many years I have had the opportunity to experience what it takes to lead a sovereign nation and I have seen the work Joe Biden did during his terms as Vice-President of the United States. I believe Mr. Biden will foster a mutually respectful relationship between the federal government and tribal nations.

It is important for all native nations to encourage tribal members to participate in the election process to ensure that tribal governments have a federal administration that is willing and welcoming of our desires of peace and honoring the treaties.

We Native Americans are proud of our land and our participation in the beautifully diverse cultures we bring to this nation. I am proud to support Joe Biden in the hopes that the agreements made between our nations in the name of peace will honored by United States of America.


Harold Frazier is serving his second term as chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, an Indian nation based in South Dakota. He also serves as president of the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association. He previously served as vice chair of the tribe and as an area vice president for the National Congress of American Indians.