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Sat Jun 14, 2014, 02:11 AM

Obama: U.S. can do more to help Native Americans

Source: Associated Press

Obama: U.S. can do more to help Native Americans
Associated Press 4:54 p.m. MST June 13, 2014



CANNON BALL, N.D. President Barack Obama on Friday became only the third U.S. sitting president in eight decades to set foot in Indian Country, encountering both the wonder of Native American culture and the struggle of tribal life on a breeze-whipped afternoon in the prairie. Amid snapping flags and colorful, befeathered dancers, Obama declared that there was more the U.S. could do to help Native Americans.

Obama drew attention to inroads his administration has made with tribes even as he promoted the need to help reservations create jobs, strengthen justice, and improve health and education.

"Young people should be able to live, and work, and raise a family right here in the land of your fathers and mothers," Obama told a crowd of about 1,800 during a Flag Day Celebration at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

Citing legendary tribal chief Sitting Bull, Obama said: "Let's put our minds together to build more economic opportunity in Indian country. Because every American, including every Native American deserves a chance to work hard and get ahead."


Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/2014/06/13/obama-native-americans-us-can-do-more-help/10503295/

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Judi Lynn Jun 2014 OP
Cha Jun 2014 #1
Judi Lynn Jun 2014 #2
Cha Jun 2014 #4
Omaha Steve Jun 2014 #3
Cha Jun 2014 #5
Judi Lynn Jun 2014 #6
heaven05 Jun 2014 #7
jmondine Jun 2014 #8
jmondine Jun 2014 #9
TygrBright Jun 2014 #10

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 14, 2014, 02:16 AM

1. thank you, Judi Lynn


President Obama interacts with children while flanked by First Lady Michelle Obama and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman David Archambault II during the Cannon Ball Flag Day celebration at the Cannon Ball Powwow Grounds on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota

http://sync.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=5095083

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 14, 2014, 02:53 AM

2. Thanks, so much for adding this link. So glad not to have missed it. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 14, 2014, 03:14 AM

4. I know how that goes.. I'm glad you got to see it, too.

And, thank you again for you link

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 14, 2014, 03:00 AM

3. About time


My family and the Trail of Tears: http://journals.democraticunderground.com/Omaha%20Steve/17



Photo above from 2008

K&R!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 14, 2014, 03:16 AM

5. I know, huh?

Nice pic, thanks, Steve

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 14, 2014, 03:26 AM

6. Here's the active link to the Trail of Tears article, hopefully:

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/trail-of-tears.htm

or,

http://www.ohranger.com/trail-tears/history

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U.S. Americans should take the time to know about this.

It wasn't covered in my "American History" class in school. Imagine that.

Thank you for your post, Omaha Steve.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 14, 2014, 06:59 AM

7. Read aboout

 

this prime example of american democracy hypocrisy. It should bring tears to your eyes. The evil, violent americans that did this are called republicans and teahadists in todays world. I just hope it not just rhetoric for public consumption and our POTUS finally does something substantial for the people of the First American Nations.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 14, 2014, 10:57 AM

8. That's like saying, "Jelly donuts could be more nutritious"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 14, 2014, 10:59 AM

9. "Or, "Sarah Palin could be smarter"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 14, 2014, 01:13 PM

10. Hey! How about starting by NOT calling them "Redskins" in a major sport franchise! n/t

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