Historic Forum

Historic Forum

Watch the Frank LaMere Native American
Presidential Forum.

The Native American Rights Fund was proud to co-host the nation’s first-ever presidential forum focusing entirely on Native American issues, the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum.

  “This forum isn’t about ‘gotcha’ moments. It’s about ‘get it’ moments. We want candidates to grasp the challenges and aspirations of Indian Country. At the two nights of candidate debates in Miami, broadcast to a national audience, not one question or one candidate comment addressed Native American issues. Ignoring this forum in Iowa is ignoring the millions of First Americans who are citizens and voters.” said O.J. Semans, Sr., co-executive director of the national Native American voting rights organization Four Directions.

The Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum is named in honor of Frank LaMere, a well-known and beloved Native American civil rights activist from the Sioux City area,who passed in June 2019. As a nonpartisan event, all major Democratic and Republican presidential candidates were invited to participate in the forum, including President Donald Trump and Republican challenger William Weld.

Reposted from Native American Rights Fund.

Day 1, Part 1
Day 1, Part 2
Day 2, Part 1
Day 2, Part 2
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