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It's a no-win for NA Tribes with the Bush Party

Date: 11/02/00

I received the following in my personal email today, with a long list of email names from the many "Forwards".
This is VERY IMPORTANT and of interest to a great many people.


It's a no-win for NA Tribes with the Bush Party

Tribal Friends and Friends of Tribes:

Please take this issue into consideration when choosing who you will vote for November 7. It's a no-win for Tribes with the Bush Party. ( F.Y.I.) Slade Gorton is known as the modern day, GENERAL CUSTER, Indian Fighter)

I request that you share this with 5 people you know, and, encourage people to vote and consider what Tribes will be in for (Loss of Sovereignty & environmentally it will be devastating) over the next 4 years with the Bush party in office. Thank you.


This week, a Bush official noted that if Senator Slade Gorton (R-WA) loses his re-election bid for U.S. Senate, he could be the next Secretary of Interior in a prospective Bush Administration. Senator Gorton is locked in a close battle with former House of Representatives Congresswoman, Maria Cantwell and considered a vulnerable candidate by most watching the race.

Tribes in Washington State and throughout the nation are actively supporting Ms. Cantwell, citing Senator Gorton's past voting record on Indian issues. Senator Gorton has publicly stated that he is opposed to treaty rights enforcement and tribal sovereignty. In 1998, Mr. Gorton introduced the American Indian Equal Justice Act which would have severely limited tribal rights. The bill sparked controversy and was later withdrawn by the Senator.

Regardless of these concerns, Mr. Spike Hannson, a Native American advisor to the Bush campaign explained that Senator Gorton's appointment as Secretary of Interior would be an obvious choice because of his service as the chairman of the Interior Appropriations subcommittee. If Senator Gorton were appointed as the Secretary of Interior, he would have jurisdiction over the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Heather Taylor, Government Relations
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036-5504
(202)331-8084, ext. 226

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