LIVE: Bernie Sanders speaks at rally in Minneapolis
Sanders is rallying his supporters to caucus for him as Minnesota joins 12 other states in the massive electoral showdown.
Waiting in line for the 10:30am Bernie Sanders A Future to Believe In Rally in at the Minneapolis Convention Center #FeelTheBern— Rebecca McCarty (@ImEcoFriendly) February 29, 2016
He was introduced by Congressman Keith Ellison and Winona Laduke, who ran with Ralph Nader in 1996 and 2000 on the Green Party ticket.
She decided to cross party lines and endorse the Vermont senator last week.
“I’m standing with Bernie Sanders because he understands there are issues of race and corporate privilege in our society. We must have the courage to stand up to big corporations. The candidate with that courage is Bernie Sanders.” she said.
The Sanders campaign also announced Tara Houska as his Native American adviser last week.
Sanders said he will “work with the Native American community in preserving their heritage, and their way of life” and that he will do “everything” he can to “redress [treaty violations].”
We live in the world's richest nation and yet 37 percent of African American kids and 47 percent of Native American kids live in poverty.— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) February 23, 2016
Both Laduke and Sanders oppose the Keystone XL pipeline which would be built across Native American land.
Sanders spoke at Colorado State University in Fort Collins Sunday night.
Republican candidate Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at Radford University in Virginia on Monday.
You can watch his speech live here: