Eyes and ears of Indian Country were on the presidential candidates who participated in the Frank LaMere Native American Presidential Forum at the Orpheum Theatre in Sioux City, Iowa.
Forum attendees talked about everything from the youth to policy, but most importantly they want the candidates to see Natives as human beings and not just see the issues they have.
Charlie Perry captured the scene before the forum started.
Charlie Perry is a freelance photojournalist out of Los Angeles, California. He is a citizen of the Prairie Band of Potawatomi Nation. Follow him on Twitter @charliehperry