WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is making his first presidential visit to Indian Country Friday for a look at two sides of Native American life — a celebration of colorful cultural traditions on the powwow grounds and a view of the often bleak modern-day conditions on tribal lands.
The president and first lady are scheduled to watch native songs and dances at the Flag Day Celebration at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, which straddles the border between North Dakota and South Dakota. The couple also will talk privately with tribal youth about their challenges growing up on the reservation that was home to legendary tribal chief Sitting Bull.
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