Monday’s event honoring Native American Code Talkers should have been a solemn occasion to honor the heroic efforts of Native veterans. It was also a chance for President Trump to send a message of inclusiveness and respect to Native nations. Instead, with one word, the president managed to unite Native leaders, organizations and citizens against him. What can Trump do now to make amends to veterans and others he offended? Does anyone expect him to do it?
Nicole Robertson (Mathias Colomb Cree Nation) – chief communications specialist for Muskwa Media
Rep. Tom Cole (Chickasaw Nation) – U.S. Representative from Oklahoma
Michael Smith (Navajo/Acoma) – descendant of Navajo Code Talker, Samuel Jesse Smith Sr.
Senator Tom Udall – U.S. Senator for New Mexico
Break Music: War Cry Movement I (song) Cris Derksen (artist) The Cusp (album)