The 2010 election and Indian Country

The vast majority of American Indians are Democrats, to my knowledge. But Indian law and Indian affairs is not really a Republican or Democratic issue.

I remember one of my friends telling me that in federal Indian policy on economic development issues, Democrats offer more money but Republicans offer better ideas and programs.

Consequently, it is possible that Indian Country will not be too affected by the change in the House of Representatives from Democratic to Republican control.

Indian Country Today recently published an article in which two experts described the possible impacts of this change.

They point out that some long-time Democratic friends of Indian country were defeated, and that the leadership of the House and the chairmanships of all House committees will of course become Republicans.

Read the entire article to get their analysis of who will chair which committees that have the major role in federal policy and funding of Indian Country initiatives.

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