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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:53 AM

President Obama Speaks at the 2012 Tribal Nations Conference




Barack Obama has done something that none of the previous 43 U.S. presidents ever did: He met with tribal leaders every single year of his term.

On Wednesday, the man known as Barack Black Eagle among American Indians met again with 566 leaders from federally recognized tribes from around the United States at his fourth White House Tribal Nations Conference.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called it a "promise made, promised delivered," recalling how Obama had pledged yearly visits with tribes when he first ran for president in 2008.

More promises came at the daylong conference as Obama and many of his Cabinet secretaries said tribes can expect more federal aid during the president's second term - for education, health care, jobs, food programs and energy projects, among other things.


read: http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Obama-vows-more-assistance-at-conference-of-4095153.php
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20121206/NEWS01/312050032/Obama-promises-continuing-partnership-tribal-leaders?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage




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Peter MacDonald (left) and George James Sr., members of the Navajo Code Talkers during World War II, meet President Obama at the Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C.



Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images





Members of the Navajo Code Talkers Association (L-R) Bill Toledo, George James Jr. and Peter MacDonald Sr.





Members of the Navajo Code Talkers Association (L-R) Bill Toledo, George James Jr. and Peter MacDonald Sr. pose for photographs with Native American Women Warriors member and U.S. Marine Sarah Baker of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina





Native American Women Warriors members and U.S. military veterans (L-R) Sarah Baker of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Mitchelene Big Man of Lodge Grass, Montana; and Julia Kelly of Billings, Montana prepare to march the colors into the opening ceremony












In conjunction with today’s event, the White House released a report, “Continuing the Progress in Tribal Communities


watch: President Obama Speaks at the 2012 Tribal Nations Conference Closing Session, December 05, 2012 | 11:48

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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:12 AM

1. kick

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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:29 AM

2. A President we can all be proud of.

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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:05 AM

3. I appreciate this man more & more each day. I don't think the presidency will ever be quite the....

same when he returns to civilian life. He's done so many "firsts", that I can't keep track. That's my president.

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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:25 PM

4. kick

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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 01:28 PM

5. Appreciated. I think these White House stories show a broader picture of the President's efforts.


And also his appeal.

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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 11:31 PM

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