"Obama to Attend Summit With American Indian Tribes"

"Janice Rowe-Kurak, chairman of the Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, has come to Washington to meet with President Obama and other top administration officials in hopes of improving a troubled relationship between American Indians and the federal government.

She and leaders from the 564 federally recognized tribes will meet with Obama and numerous Cabinet secretaries at tomorrow's White House Tribal Nations Conference. They will discuss broken treaty obligations and tribal sovereignty, along with issues of economic development and natural resources, public safety, housing, education and health."

Noelle Straub reports for Greenwire in the New York Times November 4, 2009.

Thursday, November 5, 2009