Letters to the Editor

Sacramento priorities ignore Native Americans’ salient needs

While Native Americans continue to be decimated by multigenerational alcoholism, diabetes, unemployment and spirit-crushing poverty, it is heartening that our venerated Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill banning the use of “Redskins” as a school mascot name (article, Oct. 12).

Irrefutably, the Native Americans can have no more reservations that their most salient need is finally being addressed by the wirepullers in Sacramento.

Frank M. Luna, Clovis

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