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Chief Charlo of the Salish VOLUME 16, NUMBER 52
BITTER ROOT MONTH
Chief Koostatah of the Kootenai MAY 18, 1988
Presidential hopeful Jesse Jackson brings campaign to the Reservation
The population of Arlee swelled by about 4,000 May 10 when Democratic presidential candidate Jesse Jackson paid a quick visit to the Tribal pow wow grounds on his way to the west coast from West Virginia.
Jackson's message, delivered to a crowd that had pretty much filled the dance pavillion an hour before he was due to arrive, was half political and half personal.
The political part touched on the need for a change — from the current "stargazing" and amnesiac administration, to one that knows and cares about people as individuals.
Amid cheers of agreement, Jackson said family issues need more national attention, from pre-natal health care to day care, Head Start (all levels of educa-
tion in general), and decent wages for working women.
"Women make 65 cents for every dollar men make, but they don't get a similar discount at the grocery store," he pointed out.
He also pledged effort to saving small ranches and farms, and labor-intensive (Continues on page four)
Presidential candidate Jesse Jackson is greeted by Tribal Chairman Mickey Pablo at the May 10 rally in Arlee. Pictured with them are Montana senator Bill Yellowtail (center) and Poison Council member PatLefthand.