Bernie Sanders Speaks to Packed Venue at Presidential Town Hall Meeting at Minneapolis American Indian Center

4,000 people showed up Sunday at Minneapolis American Indian Center to hear populist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders

4,000 people showed up Sunday at Minneapolis American Indian Center to hear populist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders

MINNEAPOLIS— Bernie Sanders brought his less than a week old presidential campaign to the Minneapolis American Indian Center on Sunday, May 31, 2015.

Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont)

Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont)

Some 4,000 supporters came to hear the fiery 73-year-old US senator from Vermont talk for 45 minutes talk about how it is time to bring back hope for this country.

While the venue was held at the Minneapolis American Indian Center, there were only about a dozen American Indians in attendance.

“The venue was packed inside and outside of the American Indian Center,” said Patricia Shepard (Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation). “He spoke about income inequality and about creating a national revolution.”

Though Sanders is an independent, he votes with the Democratic caucus and is seeking the 2016 Democratic Party’s nomination. The front runner of the Democratic field is Hillary Clinton, former First Lady and secretary of state.

Unidentified American Indian man in attendance.

Unidentified American Indian man in attendance.

Photos by Patricia Shepard.

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