Nevada tribal chairman endorses Clinton

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Hillary Clinton campaign said
Wednesday that Arlan Melendez, chairman of the Reno-Sparks Indian
Colony and vice-president of the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada,
will serve as a national Clinton campaign co-chairman.
As chairman of the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Melendez oversees
a tribal government representing Paiute, Washoe and Shoshone tribal
members. The Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada represents 27 tribes in
the state. Melendez also serves on the U.S. Civil Rights
Clinton's Nevada chairman, Rory Reid, also announced formation
of the campaign's Nevada Native American Leadership Council, which
will work in Indian communities in advance of the state's Jan. 19
Democratic caucus.
Besides Melendez, council members include Davis Gonzales, Genia
Williams, Karen Crutcher, Steve Frank, Kyle Prior, Wanda Batchelor,
Rochanne Downs, Ed Naranjo, Norm Harry, Kenneth Richardson, Janice
Brown and Miranda Quintero.

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