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In this June 9, 2014 photo from left, Storm Plentychief, 14; Kenyon Uses Arrow, 14; Brent Carry Moccasin, 14; Shelby Standing Bear, 15, and Quintan Standing Bear, 17 stand with their supervisor Lyle Uses Arrow, front, on the first day of a summer work program at Standing Rock Indian Reservation in Cannon Ball, N.D. The small prairie district of approximately 850 will host President Barack Obama Friday at at tribal pow wow ceremony where they hope to show him their traditions, but they also hope he sees their issues: the lack of adequate housing, health care and education, among others, that plague this reservation and other parts of Indian Country. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom)

Obama’s 1st visit to Indian Country as president

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making his first presidential visit to Indian Country Friday for a look at two sides of Native American life — a celebration of colorful cultural traditions on the […]

06/13/2014

FILE - This May 19, 2008 file photo shows then-Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., campaigning in Crow Agency, Mont. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

Obama to Indian Country on 1st visit as president

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will pay his first visit as president to Indian Country when he travels to a Native American reservation in North Dakota next week. In an opinion piece published Thursday […]

06/05/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at the 2013 Tribal Nations Conference, Nov. 13, 2013, at the Interior Department in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Obama says he will visit Indian Country next year

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama told Native American leaders Wednesday that he will make his first trip as president to Indian Country next year, expanding on his vow to enhance the bond between the […]

11/13/2013

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Report shows spike in reservation criminal cases

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — American Indian leaders who have criticized the federal government for years over the way authorities handled major crimes on reservations can mark progress with the release of newly tracked statistics from […]

05/30/2013

National tribal group aims to register more voters

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A national tribal advocacy group is planning a week of voter education and registration events in more than 130 communities across Indian Country in an effort to boost turnout in November. […]

09/22/2012

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