On August 19-20 Mark Charles will be participating in the Frank LaMere Presidential Candidate Forum at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City. This is a historic Presidential forum as it is focusing entirely on issues specific to Native Americans. Other Presidential candidates participating in the forum include: Bernie Sanders, Marianne Williamson, Steve Bullock, Julian Castro and John Delaney.
Because Mark is running as an Independent he has not been a part of the Democratic Debates and this will be his first opportunity to share a stage with other Presidential candidates. This event will not be televised but it will be streamed online via the Four Direction website.
Among the issues expected to be explored at the forum: the scourge of murdered and missing indigenous women, Native infrastructure, Native American health care, Native education and Native economic development.