Local organization reacts to President Trump's controversial comment toward Sen. Warren

The Native American Center of Southeast Minnesota's mission is to educate others and give the community a better understanding of Native American culture.

Posted: Nov 30, 2017 7:06 AM
Updated: Nov 30, 2017 7:41 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A local group is reacting to President Trump’s controversial racial slur toward Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

At an event honoring Native American war heroes, Trump said: "You were here long before any of us were here. Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas."

Jim Wilson is the chairperson of the Native American Center of Southeast Minnesota. He said their mission is to educate others and give the community a better understanding of Native American culture.

Wilson thinks it’s wrong to bring in race or ethnicity when it comes to making a political point. He thinks all politicians can do better.

“Everybody watch what they say, try to be respectful to everyone, and then get things accomplished,” Wilson said. “That's what the voters want. They want things accomplished and they want better life for themselves and their families and their country and for the rest of the world and America needs to start setting the right example.”

For more information about the Native American Center of Southeast Minnesota, check out their website.

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