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A Recap of the Democratic and Republican Party Platforms in Indian Country

Recapping the Democratic and Republican platforms for Indian country just before Election Day.
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President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney are making a mad dash in campaigning today leading to tomorrow’s polls. One area neither candidate is expected to hit today is Indian country.

With that, we’d like to recap both platforms that referred to Indian country in a side-by-side comparison that shows a noticeable difference in length and language.

Both platforms reference sovereignty and government-to-government relationships The Democratic platform touches on the areas that Obama has worked to pass since he’s been in office, while the Republican platform talks of treaties and working towards economic self-sufficiency.

The full platforms are as follows:

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