Navajo Nation is the largest Native American reservation in the United States. More than 38,000 of its residents are registered to vote. This year, John McCain and Barack Obama are courting the Native American vote, especially in the west, where Obama is mounting a significant challenge to western senator McCain. Indeed, the McCain camp acknowledged last week that McCain's home state, Arizona, could swing Democratic this election. Navajo Nation, spread across the "four corners" region of New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Arizona, has already seen the beginnings of presidential campaign activity.
Obama set up an office in early February in the Navajo Nation town of Shiprock. McCain, who has met with members of Navajo Nation in the past, is the former chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.
In this video, residents of Navajo Nation share their opinions on the presidential election, and their hopes for the future of the reservation. (The video takes a minute to load. Hit play and then pause for best playback. Play time is roughly 4 minutes.)