Socialism Failed Indian Reservations

Turning Point USA gained a lot of attention in March for a video called “I am Native American and I believe in reservation capitalism.”

Today we speak with Mikaela Bearpaw, the young woman who made that video. She explains why she made it, what response she’s gotten, and what she’s working on next.

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The Video Everyone’s Talking About

In March, you published a video for Turning Point USA about reservation capitalism. Why did you make that video, and how did it come about?

Mikaela Bearpaw: So I had recently discovered Turning Point USA on YouTube. I saw that they were having an event at Mar-a-Lago later in the year. One of its student action summits and I decided to get tickets. I went with my husband, and I ran into assistant, Stacy. And I had noticed, in the presentation that they gave during the convention, that they were trying to reach a lot of different ethnicities: the Jewish community, the Latin community, the African American community.

I noticed that the natives weren’t mentioned. Natives are hardly ever mentioned in the political circle or in most circles. So I went up to her and I asked why they weren’t trying to reach the natives. We are a small percentage of the population, but we happen to sit in the largest swing states. So if anybody ever tried to reach us, or just even made the effort, you have the potential of swinging the actual presidential vote, in my opinion, or just even state votes.– Mikaela Bearpaw