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Crow ask Obama to support indigenous peoples
By JODI RAVE of the Missoulian
“We want America to be the leader it should be around the world, and we ask that you, Senator Obama, commit to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,” Venne said.
As part of his campaign policy on Native issues, Obama has said he will create a tribal presence in the White House.
“We respectfully ask for tribal representation in formulating the policies that affect us – a tribal adviser to the president in the White House, regular meetings with tribal leaders and tribal officials in key positions. We hope to see during your administration the first Indian secretary of the Interior. It is only right.”