Natives should unite

Letter to the editor

Posted: Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Why should Natives vote? Besides our constitutional right, the best example I can think of why Natives should vote is from the state of Washington: U.S. senator, now ex-U.S. senator, Gorton was once referred to by Native Washingtonians as the "Indian Fighter," due to his anti-Native stances. So at the grass-roots level we united. He lost by 2,229 votes. Wow. Jiminy Cricket, let's unite. Show that we are important. Next time Sen. K or Gov. M sees that he won by a small margin; the Alaska Native margin, "we will" share in our piece of the pie.

Johnny Mooney

Juneau



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