News Release

Native Organizers Alliance

CNN fired Rick Santorum after Indigenous groups called for his removal because of his comments dismissing thousands of years of Native American history and culture and contributions to the United States. The following quote is from Judith Le Blanc, Caddo, director of Native Organizers Alliance, an organization dedicated to building a support network of Native leaders and grassroots organizers.

“CNN made the right decision to fire Rick Santorum. His racist comments are a deliberate erasure of our Native peoples to prop up white supremacy. If we don’t exist, then you can take our lands, poison our waters, and desecrate our sacred places, without any thought to the people who were here first.

Firing Santorum is a start but CNN must do more as an international media organization and hire Native peoples to tell our own stories. CNN must feature Native commentators and cover the issues of Indian Country.”

About Native Organizations Alliance

The Native Organizers Alliance is dedicated to building the organizing capacity of tribes, organizers and community groups for transformational policy change. It also provides a forum for Native leaders, organizers and organizations to work in collaboration with each other and promote their work with non-Native national allies. http://nativeorganizing.org/about-us/

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