Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Palin's Tribal Record

I got this emailed to me this morning from two separate people. It has been commented elsewhere in the blogosphere that McCain doesn't really have much of a tribal platform. So Palin's record for us Alaska Natives will have to do for now. Since it is a few pages long I decided to just give you a link to the text on another web site. Sarah Palin's Record on Alaska Native Tribal Issues.
Barack Obama on the other hand actually addresses Native issues and has posted specific plans on his web site. He supports Native language immersion:
Indian Language Education: Tribes are struggling to preserve their languages. It is estimated that by 2050 only 20 of the over 500 Native languages once spoken will remain. Research shows that instruction in tribal language increases Native American academic performance in other areas like math and science. Barack Obama supports funding for Native language immersion and preservation programs.
You can see the rest of his plan here (And thanks to Alaska Real for citing it on her recent post)

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