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busily involved in electing their Advisory Council. I believe the other Wisconsin delegates here will say you can look for a strong delegation from Wisconsin. Mr. Dozier made the announcement that there are several people who have credentials who had not presented them. he requested that they see him before the end of the day. The session adjourned at 11:00 a.m. in order that a picture my be taken of the group. ******************* November 17, 1944 - Afternoon Session Mr. Cata stated that in Arizona and New Mexico Indians were not allowed to vote and requested that a resolution be formulated requesting the proper authorities in these states to take necessary action to allow Indians and right to vote. Mr. Phinney recommended that the resolution be amended to include "in any State where Indian sufferage is denied." Mr. Dozier recommended that the resolution include "full rights to citizenship" instead of the words the right to vote. Mr. Cata accepted the suggestion but stated that the feeling is not that the Indians in these states are not considered citizens but that the Indians of these states would like the right to vote. Mr. Dozier stated that the Santa Clara Pueblos were afraid that if they voted they would have a pay taxes on their lands. It was agreed that Mr. Cata and Mr. Dozier should get together and work out the wording of the resolution. The delegates agreed to vote on the idea to be incorporated in the resolution with the understanding that the language was to be clarified. The resolution was adopted unanimously and was given the number 6. Resolution No. 7: Resolution No. 7 proposing the formation of an editorial staff for a periodical news letter was presented. No questions were raised concerning this resolution. The resolution was put to vote and adopted unanimously. Resolution No.8: Resolution No. 8, calling upon Congress to adopt the policy of consulting with Indians through their duly appointed representatives before adopting any legislation, directed specifically and prescriptively at Indians, their lives and their property, was presented by the Resolution Committee. No questions were raised in connection with this resolution, and it was adopted unanimously. -35-
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