Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker is here to help nominate President Barack Obama for a second term, and he doesn't hold anything back in his praise for the president.I don't know about you, but that one brought a tear to my eyes. Chief Baker knows far better than I do that the wounds we have inflicted on Native Americans will be a long time in healing. But I suspect that the first step in that journey would be to start keeping our promises.
Obama, Baker said here Tuesday, “is the best president for Indian Country in the history of the United States.”
Through the years, Indian tribal chiefs have met a lot of U.S. presidents, but the meetings with Obama have been more than just superficial photo opportunities, Baker said.
“This president has made promises to Indian Country, and he's kept them,” Baker said. “He is a promise keeper. And that needs to be recognized and rewarded.”
There's not much this President has done that makes me prouder than this one.