Thursday, May 29, 2008

Meet Kevin Killer

Meet Kevin Killer, a young, dedicated, passionate member of the Oglala Lakota Nation who is running for the South Dakota House of Representatives District 27. I had the honor of meeting Mr. Killer at Campaign Camp 2007 - a week of training offered by INDN's List that took place at the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in Cabazon, California, August 2007. (see older posts on this blog: Prez on the Rez). During that intense week of training, support and building comraderie for Native candidates and their staff we all bonded together behind a common goal - that of electing progressive Native candidates to local, state, and national political offices. Mr. Killer stood out among a crowd that included several other impressive candidates (among them Diane Benson - running for Congress from Alaska, Denise Juneau, candidate for Montana Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Ed Iron Cloud who is also running for the Democratic seat in District 27 in South Dakota). Mr. Killer has been endorsed by INDN's List and has the support of many of those who attended Campaign Camp.

Ed Iron Cloud & Kevin at Campaign Camp, Morongo Band of Mission Indians, August 2007.

INDN’s List is a Tulsa-based national not-for-profit organization that is the only grassroots political organization devoted to recruiting and electing Native American candidates and mobilizing the Indian Vote throughout America on behalf of those candidates. Since its founding in 2005, the organization has experienced an impressive 79% win rate of its endorsed candidates, with 22 of 28 being victorious in 2006 and 2007.

Information about Kevin Killer:
His campaign web site.
Article about Kevin in Indian Country Today.
Announcement of Kevin's candidacy in RezNet.
INDN's List endorses Kevin Killer for SD District 27.

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