Friday, December 30, 2005

Native American Commander in Chief

There is plenty of talk about the first woman President or the first black President and even the first black woman President. What I would like to see is a Native American President running on an environmental/restorationist platform. That would be restoration of the buffalo and Native social structures.


At 10:49 PM, Blogger Pablo Gazpachot said...


Here, here... but I would like to remind you that there was a female VP candidate in 2000:

WINONA LaDUKE of Minnesota
Green Party Vice Presidential Nominee

LaDuke -- who was previously the Green Party Vice Presidential Nominee in 1996 -- is a leading Native American activist. With a Native American father and a Jewish mother, LaDuke grew up on the West Coast. After earning degrees at Harvard and Antioch Universities, LaDuke moved back to her ancestral White Earth Reservation in northern Minnesota in the early 1980s. After working as the principal of the local reservation high school for a period of time, LaDuke soon herself involved in a lawsuit to recover lands promised to the Anishinabeg tribe by an 1867 federal treaty. Although the case was dismissed four years later, she remained active in these issues. The founder of the Indigenous Womens' Network and the White Earth Land Recovery Project, LaDuke now serves as National Program Director of Honor the Earth (a Native environmentalist organization). In addition to her Indian activism, LaDuke has also been a vocal environmental activist. LaDuke, 41, has two children.


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