State Rep. Flanagan in Letter to Daughter at DNC: “Your Name is Not Pocahontas”

Representing at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday afternoon, Minnesota State Rep. Peggy Flanagan

Representing at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday afternoon, Minnesota State Rep. Peggy Flanagan

Published July 28, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – Minnesota State Representative Peggy Flanagan, a tribal citizen of the White Earth Ojivwe, represented today at the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon.

In her speech to the DNC, Flanagan read a letter to her three-year-old daughter. She told her:

“Politics is not always fun. Sometimes you run into some pretty mean people who don’t like you for simply being you. Like that naughty guy Donald Trump on TV. The one who says all those nasty things about women. And about Native Americans like us. I’m so sorry you have to hear that, my girl, your name is not Pocahontas. .. Despite everything that’s happened to our people, and no matter what Donald Trump said, we are still here.”

See Rep. Peggy Flanagan’s speech video:

Flanagan was elected to the Minnesota Legislature in November 2015.

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