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Sen. Heitkamp hosts Native veterans summit in North Dakota





Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) will host a Native American Veterans Summit on Saturday.

The summit takes place at the United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck. Native veterans will get a chance to talk to federal officials about the challenges they face.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Assistant Secretary Kevin Washburn, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Jodi Gillette, the White House advisor for Native American affairs, are scheduled to attend. They are going to be in North Dakota as President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visit the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Friday.

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Heitkamp to host first Native American Veterans Summit (The Grand Forks Herald 6/12)