Only four Presidents to Indian Country - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Only four Presidents to Indian Country

Posted: Updated:
Bismarck, ND -    Only 4 Presidents have ever visited an Indian Reservation while in office.
   Calvin Coolidge to Pine Ridge in 1927, FDR on a Cherokee reservation in 1936, Bill Clinton in 1999 on Pine Ridge, and President Obama to Standing Rock on Friday.

Tia Streeter-KX News: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are set to visit Fort Yates and Cannonball. Its a trip in which the Obamas can see first hand what's really going on in Indian Country.

Rick Collin- President Obama coming on to a reservation to see up close and personal, the misery and quality of life will really drive home to him how he can't possibly, get otherwise, to understand what needs to be done what needs to be addressed in Indian Country

Tia Streeter: During his time in office, President Obama has worked on Indian issues. Carole Barrett-a professor of American Indian studies at U Mary says this historic trip to Standing Rock will mean more than other political overture he could make.

Carole Barrett: he's had tribal summits but those are always top officials from Tribal organizations so its still political level but this is on a grass roots level which is really what means something to American Indian people

Tia Streeter: According to Barrett, Native American's typically consider themselves forgotten by the Government. This trip may give a sense of hope and reinforce that their Government does care.

Carole Barrett: it will put it a little on a national stage, I don't know if it'll have lasting impact but it calls attention to issues

Rick Collin-Presidential Historian: Presidential visits lift people up and they give them hope and that's really one of the major goals of President Obamas visit to Standing Rock.

Tia Streeter: Not everyone has agreed with President Obama's choice of visiting Standing Rock, however, Barrett says Standing Rock is more representative of what life is like on a reservation. And if the Obama's want to know what issues Native American's truly face, Standing Rock is where they should be.
  • Bismarck/Mandan NewsMore>>

  • Authorities Search for Man Last Seen in Killdeer Friday

    Authorities Search for Man Last Seen in Killdeer Friday

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:44:10 GMT
    The Dunn County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man missing since Friday afternoon.
    The Dunn County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man missing since Friday afternoon.
  • ND Produces 1 Million Barrels a Day

    ND Produces 1 Million Barrels a Day

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-06-18 12:56:03 GMT
    The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division reports that oil companies are producing one million barrels of oil per day.
    The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division reports that oil companies are producing one million barrels of oil per day.
  • $2.3 Million Dollar Makeover for 4-H Camp

    $2.3 Million Dollar Makeover for 4-H Camp

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-08-02 00:53:24 GMT
    By Alicia Ewen State leaders gather in Washburn to celebrate the ground breaking of a new 4-H facility. It will cost a total of 2.3 million dollars but to many, it's about more than just a pretty upgrade.

     

  • PoliticalMore>>

  • Kentucky politics gets a side order of barbecue

    Kentucky politics gets a side order of barbecue

    Saturday, August 2 2014 4:13 AM EDT2014-08-02 08:13:58 GMT
    The annual picnic at Fancy Farm always serves up a main dish of politics along with a side of delicious barbecue. And this year voters will get a rare glimpse of Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates standing side...
    The annual picnic at Fancy Farm always serves up a main dish of politics along with a side of delicious barbecue. And this year voters will get a rare glimpse of Kentucky's U.S. Senate candidates standing side by side...
  • US cites 'outrageous,' 'barbaric' actions in Gaza

    US cites 'outrageous,' 'barbaric' actions in Gaza

    Saturday, August 2 2014 3:44 AM EDT2014-08-02 07:44:31 GMT
    The White House says the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier would be an "absolutely outrageous" action by Hamas.
    The Obama administration on Friday condemned "outrageous" violations of an internationally brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian militants and called the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier a "barbaric" action.
  • House OKs bill to address border crisis

    House OKs bill to address border crisis

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:47:58 GMT
    House Republicans revived their bill on the U.S.-Mexico border crisis in dramatic fashion Friday, preparing to pass it after winning over conservatives with tough new provisions that could threaten deportation for...
    House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to...
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.