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Obama says more work needed to help Native Americans

Crowds listens to President Obama on Standing Rock (KFGO News)
Crowds listens to President Obama on Standing Rock (KFGO News)

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) - President Obama says the relationship between the U.S. government and tribal nations is stronger today than ever. But he says there's much more to do to help Native Americans.

Obama attended a powwow on the Standing Rock Reservation south of Bismarck. It was first visit to Indian Country as president.

Obama promoted the need to help reservations create jobs, strengthen justice, and improve health and education.

He says young people should be able to live, work and raise a family on the land of their fathers and mothers.

Obama says the deck has been stacked against many Native Americans. But he says if the government does its part, it can break the cycle. He says that requires an investment from all parts of society.

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