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Obama's remarks to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to be webcast

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A view of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Photo from Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are visiting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Friday and Indian Country will get to watch part of the historic trip.

The Obamas are due to arrive on the reservation at around 2:40pm Central Time, according to the White House. They will meet with Native youth for a roundtable discussion that is closed to the public and the press.

President Obama will then deliver remarks at the tribe's Cannon Ball Flag Day Celebration in honor of Native veterans. This portion will be webcast at www.whitehouse.gov/live at approximately 3:45 pm.

The Obamas will leave the reservation around 4:10pm and head to the airport in Bismarck. They are due to depart around 5:20pm for Palm Springs, California, according to the White House.

Get the Story:
Tribe Releases Restrictions For Presidential Visit (KQCD 6/11)
President's visit will not be open to the public (The Bismarck Tribune 6/12)
President’s visit to N.D. coincides with powwow honoring veterans (The Grand Forks Herald 6/12)
Native Americans in Grand Forks hope Obama will bring change (The Grand Forks Herald 6/12)
Native Press Requests Sit-Down Interview With Obama (Indian Country Today 6/12)

Related Stories:
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe prepares for President Obama's visit (6/11)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe welcomes visit by President Obama (6/6)
President Obama to visit Standing Rock Sioux Tribe next week (6/5)
President Obama to visit North Dakota reservation next month (5/26)


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