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Bill Clinton: Invites Tribal Leaders to White House, Increases Tribal Independence

 


Editor’s note: Voters this year will elect the 45th president of the United States. This is the 42nd in a series of 44 stories exploring past presidents’ attitudes toward Native Americans, challenges and triumphs regarding tribes, and the federal laws and Indian policies enacted during their terms in office.

Fifteen months after taking office, President William Jefferson Clinton made history by inviting tribal leaders to the White House.

Of the 556 leaders invited, 322 attended the meeting, during which Clinton fielded questions about economic development, tribal sovereignty, health care, education and government-to-government relationships. The April 1994 event marked the first time since 1822 tribal leaders were invited to meet directly with a sitting president of the United States.

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2016/10/18/bill-clinton-invites-tribal-leaders-white-house-increases-tribal-independence-166119

 

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