Left behind: In 2016, Native Americans still fighting for a voice
January 28, 2016
As Nevada approaches its 2016 caucuses, its Native Americans have two choices: stay silent or step up
Although President Barack Obama is well regarded among Native Americans, many feel that presidential candidates overpromise and underdeliver — and that the 2016 winner will be no different. Still, leaders in places like Nevada’s Walker River Paiute Reservation, which had one of the highest voter turnouts in Indian Country, fight to keep the faith. In this America Tonight excerpt, Sarah Hoye sits down with tribal elders who believe in the political process even though, they say, many of the wrongs committed against Native Americans have yet to be righted.