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Jun 14, 2014
Jun 14, 2014

Obama pledges help for American Indians on reservation trip

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.

Jun 13, 2014
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Jun 13, 2014

Obama to unveil education proposals on American Indian trip

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.

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      "Jeff Mason covers the White House for Reuters. He was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and has been posted in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has also been posted in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and Brussels, Belgium, where he covered climate change and the European Union. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR. Jeff is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar."
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