Democrats Choose Carol Juneau for DNC Committee

May 15th, 2008 | By | Category: 19-4: Success by Accountability and Assessment, Tribal College News

CAROL JUNEAU:Native Credentials Committee for the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Photo courtesy of C. Juneau.

In January, Montana State Sen. Carol Juneau (Hidatsa and Mandan) of Browning was elected to the Credentials Committee for the 2008 Democratic National Convention. Juneau was one of six Native Americans chosen by the Democratic National Committee to sit on or chair standing committees for the party’s national convention, which takes place on August 25-28 at the Pepsi Center in Denver.

Juneau was president of Blackfeet Community College from 1976 until 1982. She also has served in the Montana House of Representatives and is the treasurer of the Montana Indian Democratic Council. She also serves as vice chair of the Montana Democratic Party and is on the State Executive Board of the Montana Democratic Party. She is a member of the Montana Advisory Council on Indian Education and is president of the Montana Indian Education Association.

The Credentials Committee is charged with coordinating issues around the selection of delegates and alternates to the Democratic National Convention and probably will meet in the summer, according to a Democratic National Committee news release. The committee will issue a report that will be the first official item of business at the convention in August.

“The Democratic Party has always been a champion of Indian Country, and this historic election is no different,” says Frank LaMere, chair of the Democratic National Committee’s Native American Coordinating Council and a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. “Chairman [Howard] Dean understands that America’s strength comes from its diversity and has worked hard to make the DNC and our 2008 convention representative of our nation.”

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