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US President Barack Obama has vowed not to forget American Indian tribes, as representatives gathered for a White House conference on native issues.
The first annual White House Tribal Nations Conference brings together one delegate from each of the 564 federally recognised American Indian tribes.
It is the first time in US history that they will all meet a sitting president.
The event is part of Mr Obama's efforts to build bridges with American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
In opening remarks, which received a standing ovation, Mr Obama said: "You will not be forgotten as long as I'm in this White House."
The event's agenda covers a variety of issues, from centuries old broken treaty promises to more modern issues such as healthcare, crime and poverty.
Mr Obama said he had asked every cabinet agency to provide him with a plan on how to improve relations between the government and tribes.
Originally posted by poedxsoldiervet
reply to post by whaaa
As a Cherokee there is no way to pay back to Us what was stolen, they only way is t omake sure our future generations have access to GOOD education, GOOD health care and GOOD Jobs.
Originally posted by Bored To Tears
Restore the stolen money?
If they did that then it would come from my taxes and seeing as how I didn't personally harm or kill a Native American I think they can keep their hands out of my wallet.