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Blackfeet Nation students enjoy surprise visit by Michelle Obama
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Blackfeet Nation students enjoy surprise visit by Michelle Obama (March 29, 2017)
The nine students from Browning High School in Montana spent a week in the nation's capital as part of cultural exchange.

President Obama signs Native youth commission bill into law
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President Obama signs Native youth commission bill into law (October 14, 2016)
More so than any other president, Barack Obama has maintained a strong connection with Native youth.

Republicans unveil platform and project inclusion at convention
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Republicans unveil platform and project inclusion at convention (July 19, 2016)
Republicans failed to offer any new policy goals for Indian Country, adopting a platform nearly identical to their 2012 effort.

Emanuel Vigil: What it's like to be a Native American teen today
Opinion
Emanuel Vigil: What it's like to be a Native American teen today (July 8, 2016)
We in the native youth community celebrate together, we cry together, and we experience important events with each other.

Center for Native American Youth tackles racial equity and healing
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Center for Native American Youth tackles racial equity and healing (June 16, 2016)
The new program will foster racial healing through peer-to-peer dialogues among Native youth and will highlight the strengths and resiliency of Native youth.

Vice President Joe Biden urges early work on Violence Against Women Act
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Vice President Joe Biden urges early work on Violence Against Women Act (June 15, 2016)
Deborah Parker, a former vice chair of the Tulalip Tribes, reminded attendees of the United State of Women Summit not to forget about the first Americans.

Remarks by First Lady Michelle Obama at Santa Fe Indian School
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Remarks by First Lady Michelle Obama at Santa Fe Indian School (May 26, 2016)
Remarks, as prepared for delivery, by First Lady Michelle Obama at the Santa Fe Indian School 2016 commencement ceremony.

First Lady Michelle Obama shares message of hope with Indian school
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First Lady Michelle Obama shares message of hope with Indian school (May 26, 2016)
Santa Fe Indian School, a Bureau of Indian Education instituion in New Mexico, welcomed a high-profile guest for its 2016 graduation ceremony.

Santa Fe Indian School preparing for First Lady Michelle Obama
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Santa Fe Indian School preparing for First Lady Michelle Obama (May 23, 2016)
All of the leaders of the 19 Pueblo tribes in New Mexico are expected to attend the historic graduation ceremony.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brings Native artworks to Obamas
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brings Native artworks to Obamas (March 15, 2016)
Tammy Beauvais, a Mohawk fashion designer, and Leo Arcand, a Cree sculptor, created works that were presented to First Lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama.

Native student heads to Obama's last State of the Union speech
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Native student heads to Obama's last State of the Union speech (January 11, 2016)
Lydia Doza, who is Alaska Native, is ttending the speech as a special guest of First Lady Michelle Obama.

Pope Francis lands in nation's capital for historic first visit to US
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Pope Francis lands in nation's capital for historic first visit to US (September 23, 2015)
As the leader of the Catholic Church bestows sainthood upon the founder of the brutal Indian mission system in California, tribal members will be observing a Day of Mourning.

Indian youth face enormous economic and health obstacles
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Indian youth face enormous economic and health obstacles (July 21, 2015)
In 2013, 37 percent of Indian children lived below the poverty level, according to the Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Youth from Umatilla Tribes inspired after White House gathering
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Youth from Umatilla Tribes inspired after White House gathering (July 14, 2015)
Participants said hearing from First Lady Michelle Obama was a highlight of the White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, D.C.

Opinion: Native Americans weren't the first environmentalists
Environment | Opinion
Opinion: Native Americans weren't the first environmentalists (July 14, 2015)
It’s hard to make it through a US history textbook without coming across the silly claim that American Indians were the original environmentalists.

Student from Nooksack Tribe focused on traditions after tragedy
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Student from Nooksack Tribe focused on traditions after tragedy (July 13, 2015)
Hamilton Seymour, age 15, introduced First Lady Michelle Obama at the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering last week.

Native youth hear from top officials at historic White House event
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Native youth hear from top officials at historic White House event (July 10, 2015)
First Lady Michelle Obama brings message of hope and inspiration to large gathering of Native youth.

Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Youth see White House support
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Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Youth see White House support (July 10, 2015)
Over 1,000 young people from 230 tribal nations came together at the White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, D.C.

Large contingent represents Navajo Nation at White House event
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Large contingent represents Navajo Nation at White House event (July 9, 2015)
President Russell Begaye praised the 60 youth who are attending the historic White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, D.C.

Nearly 900 youth in town for White House Tribal Youth Gathering
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Nearly 900 youth in town for White House Tribal Youth Gathering (July 9, 2015)
The participants in the historic event represent more than 230 tribes from 48 states

Native youth arrive in nation's capital for historic White House gathering
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Native youth arrive in nation's capital for historic White House gathering (July 8, 2015)
First Lady Michelle Obama and nearly a dozen Cabinet members are welcoming the youth to historic event.

Lorie Graham and Kathryn Fort: The truth about Indian children
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Lorie Graham and Kathryn Fort: The truth about Indian children (June 25, 2015)
Forcible removal of indigenous children from their families dates back to colonial times, when missionaries set out to 'Christianize' and 'civilize' Indian children under the guise of educating them.

Students from Oglala Sioux Tribe get close with First Lady Obama
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Students from Oglala Sioux Tribe get close with First Lady Obama (June 4, 2015)
Avianna Garcia, 9, and Gabriel Brooks, 10, shared a lot of face time with First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House event.

Native youth help First Lady Obama harvest White House garden
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Native youth help First Lady Obama harvest White House garden (June 2, 2015)
Students from the Oglala Sioux Tribe Child Care and Development Program are taking part in the Let's Move! In Indian Country initiative.

President Obama invites Native youth to White House on July 9
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President Obama invites Native youth to White House on July 9 (April 27, 2015)
Some 800 youth are to be selected to participate in the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, D.C.

Mark Trahant: Invest in our Native youth for long-term success
Education | Opinion
Mark Trahant: Invest in our Native youth for long-term success (April 24, 2015)
Congress will have to actually appropriate the kind of dollars to make youth a priority. Not just a story, but a future that’s bolstered by real numbers.

Opinion: First Lady brings truth with remarks about Native youth
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Opinion: First Lady brings truth with remarks about Native youth (April 23, 2015)
Michelle Obama joins a short list of government public figures that have acknowledged the root causes of Native American struggles.

White House Blog: Improving the lives of Native American youth
Opinion
White House Blog: Improving the lives of Native American youth (April 22, 2015)
Native youth shared stories about strengthening their communities through public service and community engagement.

First Lady Obama speaks to Native youth at White House session
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First Lady Obama speaks to Native youth at White House session (April 8, 2015)
The first lady said Native youth are working hard to succeed despite facing numerous obstacles that she traced to genocide, forced removal and the boarding school system.

First Lady Obama to deliver remarks at Native youth meeting
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First Lady Obama to deliver remarks at Native youth meeting (April 3, 2015)
The Creating Opportunity for Native Youth event is being held at the White House on April 8.

Obamas welcome youth from Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to DC
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Obamas welcome youth from Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to DC (November 21, 2014)
The youth were greeted at the Oval Office and were treated to lunch by the president and the first lady.

NIEA heads to Capitol Hill to advocate for Native language bills
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NIEA heads to Capitol Hill to advocate for Native language bills (July 28, 2014)
President Barack Obama has seen first-hand how Native language programs are creating a new generation of speakers.

Raina Thiele: President makes a historic visit to Indian Country
Opinion
Raina Thiele: President makes a historic visit to Indian Country (June 20, 2014)
Rana Thiele discusses the historic visit by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Tony Bobtail Bear Sr. entertains the crowd at Standing Rock powwow
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Tony Bobtail Bear Sr. entertains the crowd at Standing Rock powwow (June 17, 2014)
Tony Bobtail Bear Sr had the crowd -- and the Internet -- on the floor during the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe powwow.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe welcomes Obama for historic visit
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe welcomes Obama for historic visit (June 16, 2014)
President Obama and the First Lady met with youth and attended a powwow on the reservation.

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

Obama's remarks to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to be webcast (June 12, 2014)
The Obamas will meet with Native youth before heading to veterans powwow.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe prepares for President Obama's visit
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe prepares for President Obama's visit (June 11, 2014)
The Obamas will be visiting Cannon Ball, a community on the North Dakota portion of the reservation.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe welcomes visit by President Obama
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe welcomes visit by President Obama (June 6, 2014)
Chairman Dave Archambault said the tribe got the official word on Wednesday.

President Obama to visit Standing Rock Sioux Tribe next week
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President Obama to visit Standing Rock Sioux Tribe next week (June 5, 2014)
The visit will be Obama's first to Indian Country as president.

CDC reports dramatic decline in obesity rate among children 2-5
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CDC reports dramatic decline in obesity rate among children 2-5 (February 26, 2014)
The obesity rate among children ages 2-5 dropped 43 percent in the last decade, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mohawk entrepreneur to join First Lady at State of the Union
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Mohawk entrepreneur to join First Lady at State of the Union (January 28, 2014)
Andra Rush, a Mohawk woman who started her first company when she was 23, will be a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama at the State of the Union.

First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to Interior Department in DC
National | Politics
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to Interior Department in DC (April 23, 2013)
First Lady Michelle Obama spoke to employees at the Interior Department in Washington, D.C., this morning. Obama last visited DOI shortly after President Barack Obama took office in 2009. She...

Joe Burton, Soboba Band, plays final college basketball game
Education | Sports
Joe Burton, Soboba Band, plays final college basketball game (February 28, 2013)
Joe Burton, a member of the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, is playing his final game for Oregon State University tonight. Burton grew up on his reservation in southern...

Native Sun News: 'Let's Move! in Indian Country' hits a milestone
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Native Sun News: 'Let's Move! in Indian Country' hits a milestone (June 21, 2012)
First Lady Michelle Obama congratulated 'Let’s Move! in Indian Country' participants with a short presentation that summed up their challenges on the program's first anniversary.

Video: First Lady Michelle Obama on Let's Move Indian Country
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Video: First Lady Michelle Obama on Let's Move Indian Country (June 13, 2012)
First Lady Michelle Obama reflects on the one year anniversary of Let's Move in Indian Country. Related Stories:Del Laverdure: Let's Move! is a success story in Indian Country (6/11)...

Kim Teehee: Celebrate the  anniversary of Lets Move! effort
Health
Kim Teehee: Celebrate the anniversary of Lets Move! effort (February 9, 2012)
"Today, First Lady Michelle Obama is hitting the road to kick off a three day, nation-wide tour celebrating the second anniversary of Let’s Move!. Since launching Let’s Move! on February...

President Obama statement on the passing of Elouise Cobell
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President Obama statement on the passing of Elouise Cobell (October 17, 2011)
Michelle and I were saddened to hear about the passing of Elouise Cobell yesterday. Elouise spoke out when she saw that the Interior Department had failed to account for billions...

Let's Move!    promotes breast feeding among Indian mothers
Health
Let's Move! promotes breast feeding among Indian mothers (June 23, 2011)
A new initiative aims to increase breast feeding among mothers on the Navajo Nation. Only about 38 percent of new mothers on the reservation are breast feeding, The Farmington Daily...

Kevin Gover: First Lady takes on   obesity among Indian youth
Education | Health
Kevin Gover: First Lady takes on obesity among Indian youth (June 8, 2011)
"Bad health remains a major concern for Indian communities throughout the United States. Historically poor access to health care, the absence of recreational opportunities, and bad diets lead to a...

Let's Move: Indian children  help plant garden at   White House
Education | Health
Let's Move: Indian children help plant garden at White House (June 8, 2011)
"Last Friday, just a week after the launch of Let’s Move! in Indian Country, First Lady Mrs. Obama and American Indian kids spent the afternoon in the White House kitchen...

Indian youth will join First Lady at White House garden
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Indian youth will join First Lady at White House garden (May 31, 2011)
Indian youth will join First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House this Friday as part of her Let's Move initiative. The youth will help the First Lady harvest crops...

Editorial: Praise Menominee  Nation for Let's Move! effort
Health | Opinion
Editorial: Praise Menominee Nation for Let's Move! effort (May 31, 2011)
"When the Menominee Tribe of Indians last week joined the national effort to end childhood obesity within a generation, we noticed. We took note not only because the Menominees became...

WUWM: First Lady launches Let's Move! in Indian Country
Education | Health
WUWM: First Lady launches Let's Move! in Indian Country (May 26, 2011)
"The office of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative and four federal agencies launched Let’s Move! in Indian Country (LMIC) in Wisconsin Wednesday. The initiative is described as a...

Menominee Nation launches Let's Move! in Indian Country
Health
Menominee Nation launches Let's Move! in Indian Country (May 25, 2011)
The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin will launch the Let's Move! in Indian Country campaign today. The tribe is part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative to combat youth...

Louise Erdrich a part of  First Lady's women's mentoring events
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Louise Erdrich a part of First Lady's women's mentoring events (March 29, 2011)
Award-winning Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich will take part in First Lady Michelle Obama's mentoring events on Wednesday. Erdrich, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, will speak...

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