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  •  are Alaska natives voting republican? (5+ / 0-)

    I live on a reservation and down here my people vote solidly democratic. I wonder what the democratic party is doing to win their votes. There are now three Native American, National Democratic Committee members. I wonder if they have been contacted to lend a hand or give advice up there?

    •  Alaska Natives are individuals like the rest of (1+ / 0-)
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      us.  Our local Democratic Chair is Alaska Native.

      Many corporate "leaders" are Republican.

      Many are listening and learning and will make their informed, thoughtful choices.

      •  I know we're "individuals", fuck that bs (1+ / 0-)
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        I don't need you to tell me that we natives are "individuals" get real. I am one of those "individuals". I was just asking you a fucking question about how natives vote in Alaska, it's an important question that needs to be answered so if you don't know just say so without the dumbass lecture.

        •  No offense intended. Thought I answered the (0+ / 0-)

          question. What kind of answer would you prefer?

        •  Most Native villagers are Democrats (1+ / 0-)
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          Most rural Natives are Democrats, and the legislators they have elected over the years have been Dems with only a few exceptions.

          It used to be that if you had the support of the elders and leaders in a village, you had the votes of the entire village.  That is no longer the case.  The ANCSA corporation leaders from both regional and village corporations are really dependent on Lisa, who had a number of bills benefitting them in the hopper, but those corporation leaders are not the same folks as the traditional or tribal government leaders.  Many of them understand that Lisa (and Ted) do not support tribal sovereignty, and they are learning that Scott does.

          "Everybody wants to go to Heaven but nobody wants to die" --- Albert King

          by HarpboyAK on Fri Oct 22, 2010 at 12:38:58 AM PDT

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          •  thank you (0+ / 0-)

            I was wondering if the democrats were using the natives on the DNC and how we could help democrats win the native vote up there. I appreciate your answer although I guess it too late to do much from down here.

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