News

Obama To Visit Dakotas On Friday

Obama To Visit Dakotas On Friday

Photo: clipart.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making his first visit to Indian Country as president for an in-person look at the often bleak conditions on tribal lands.

The president and first lady are scheduled to visit Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on Friday during an annual event known as the Flag Day Celebration. The reservation straddles the border between North Dakota and South Dakota. About 1,000 residents there struggle with a lack of housing, health care and education, among other problems familiar on reservations nationwide.

Obama pledged to help improve conditions in Indian Country when he was running for president. The White House says he will recognize that more work needs to be done and outline steps to improve Native American education and economic conditions.

Recent Headlines

in Sports, Viral Videos

Nike hype video welcomes LeBron back to Cleveland

Fresh
14-overlay4

The video huddles the whole city as "The King" returns home.

in National

Thomas Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, dead at 71

menino

The longest-serving mayor in Boston history who led the city after the 2013 marathon bombing, has died.

in Music

Hunter Hayes plans tech-filled tour

hunterhayes

Hayes says he's using technology "still in the design phase" that has never been used on tour before.