From Indianz.com, here. An excerpt:
Living in Montana, you’re never too far from Indian Country. But I live closer than most. Right down the road from my farm in Big Sandy is the Rocky Boys Reservation, home to the Chippewa-Cree Tribe. Standing up for Indian Country is a responsibility I never take lightly. That’s why, earlier this month, I stepped forward to become the Chairman of the U.S. Senate’s Indian Affairs Committee.
Leading the Indian Affairs Committee will give me new opportunities to work with tribes to improve the quality of life for Montana’s – and America’s – Indian Country.New opportunities to empower tribes. To help strengthen tribal economies. And to push for new policies that help our kids and grandkids reach new heights.
I recently spoke to the National Congress of American Indians. In my address, I discussed many issues facing Indian Country, but I highlighted one area in particular where we can work together to build a strong foundation for our kids and grandkids. Education.
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