By Jeff Mason
CANNON BALL N.D. (Reuters) – President Barack Obama made his first visit to an American Indian reservation since taking office on Friday in a show of support for improving the plight of a proud people struggling with relentless cycles of poverty.
On a sunny and windy day in North Dakota, Obama and his wife, Michelle, visited the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Nation in Cannon Ball to demonstrate the administration’s commitment to a strong relationship between Washington and tribal nations.
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WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama
on Friday will make his first visit to an American Indian
reservation since entering the White House on a trip to unveil
new measures aimed at boosting education and economic
opportunities for indigenous people.
Obama and his wife, Michelle, will travel to the Standing
Rock Sioux Tribal Nation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, to show
the administration’s commitment to “upholding our strong and
crucial nation-to-nation relationship,” the White House said.