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President Obama hearing concerns from American Indians at summit, thoughts?

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making good on a campaign promise to have a yearly summit with American Indians to hear their concerns.

Obama is to deliver opening and closing remarks Thursday for the meeting of members of his Cabinet and tribal leaders, the first such event since 1994. Officials planned to discuss problems facing American Indians, including economic development, education, health care, public safety and housing.

"This is an opportunity for tribal leaders to interact directly with the president, and we all know working in this area that there are so many difficult and monumental issues which face Indian nations throughout our country. And frankly, the last administration did not pay any attention to these issues," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said.

During the Democratic primary, Obama traveled to Indian reservations and promised health care improvements.

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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 10:38 AM on Nov. 5, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • LOL Just another way to try and look like he is interested. He had a big thing with the gays to and didn't do anything.
    The guy is campaigning for voters and thats it.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 1:07 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • I think he should have gone to Germany for the tenth anniversary of the Berlin wall, but hour was too busy. I'm not against him meeting with the native Americans, but he's attended like twenty three democratic fundraisers. I think his priorities are skewed a bit.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 1:09 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • Obama would never be able to relate to the injustice the Native Americans have gone through.


     He choose November to address the Native Americans....this is nothing but a political prop.


    Nothing will be done once again...Once November passes something else will be the prop.

    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 1:23 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

  • Obama would never be able to relate to the injustice the Native Americans have gone through. He choose November to address the Native Americans....this is nothing but a political prop. Nothing will be done once again...Once November passes something else will be the prop.


    he did this after the elections

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:45 PM on Nov. 5, 2009

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