The Latest: Native American at Warren NV rally not critical
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign rally in Nevada (all times local):
A Native American woman dressed in the traditional garb of her Lakota Tribe has shown up at Elizabeth Warren’s rally in Reno but she says she’s not there to protest the Massachusetts’ senator’s claims to have American Indian heritage.
Joann Spotted Bear is among hundreds of people gathering at a Reno high school Saturday for Warren’s second trip to the early caucus state of Nevada this year as she seeks the Democratic presidential nomination.
Spotted Bear interrupted a rally for another presidential hopeful, California Sen. Kamala Harris, during a rally earlier this week at Washoe County Democratic headquarters in Reno. She said at the time she wanted to bring attention to the genocide of Native Americans during the 19th century and the U.S. violation of tribal treaties.
On Saturday, she was wearing a leather wrap with a feather in her hair and carrying an American flag. She told The Associated Press before Warren’s speech she doesn’t have any problems with any of the Democrats running for president.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is bringing her Democratic presidential campaign to Nevada for the second time this year.
Warren is scheduled to address a rally at Wooster High School in Reno on Saturday.
The Massachusetts senator gave a speech in February in Las Vegas, where President Donald Trump is scheduled to speak Saturday at the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual meeting.
Trump also was in Las Vegas the same day Warren spoke last June at the Nevada Democratic Party’s state convention in Reno.
Warren’s speech Saturday is expected to touch on her proposal to tackle a severe shortage of affordable housing in places like Nevada. She said in an op-ed in the Reno Gazette Journal this week that she would invest $500 billion over the next 10 years to build, preserve and rehabilitate units affordable to low-income families.