The Political Beat: Catawba Indian Nation’s Jason Harris speaks on upcoming election

ROCK HILL, S.C. — For the last 6,000 years, the Catawba Indians have lived along the banks of the Catawba River. Of the 573 federally recognized tribes, it is the only one located in South Carolina.

The Catawba Indian Nation also runs the Catawba Two Kings Casino in Kings Mountain, which plans to expand. Assistant Chief Jason Harris spoke with The Political Beat’s Joe Bruno about the upcoming election in which Harris is running for chief.

The election is set for this July.

“I have been in tribal politics, one way or another, all my life,” Harris said. “I know firsthand the importance of having regular elections for our people.”

Harris spoke with Bruno about the issues he would tackle if elected the next chief, including sports gambling and whether or not the Catawba Indian Nation needs help at the federal level to thrive.

>> In the video at the top of the page, watch Bruno’s full interview with Harris.

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