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Indian veterans discuss issues at South Dakota conference

Indian veterans and tribal leaders are meeting in South Dakota this week to discuss their concerns.

Dennis Quigley, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe who served in the Iraq war, is coordinating the conference. He said Indian veterans are often overlooked when it comes to services and programs.

"Everything is about non-Indian veterans," Quigley told the Associated Press. "So we just struggle along on our own. Our culture says that we don't put ourselves out there. It's hard to get the Indian perspective."

The three-day conference starts today. It's being hosted at the Royal River Casino by the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe.

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