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North Dakota Celebrates First Nations Day

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Today is First Nations Day in North Dakota.

It's a celebration every October of the communication between Native Americans and non-natives.

The tribal governments as well as our federal government play a critical role in North Dakota's continuing growth.

It's also a time to observe the importance of the U.S. Constitution.

This year's theme is Tribal Nations: Then and Now.

Five tribal members from the five tribes in the state give their perspectives on where our tribes have been in history and where they're at today.

"There's always something that me as a young man did not know or did not read in our history books because a lot of our history is based on oral history through our storytelling and so forth so for me it's another learning experience for me today," says Scott Davis, Executive Director of ND Indian Affairs Commission.

This year's First Nations Day is dedicated to Alyce Spotted Bear who passed away in August of this year.

Among her many hats, she was appointed by President Obama as a member to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education.

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