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Omdahl: Reservation parochialism is not the answer

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President Barack Obama has come and gone.

While on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation south of Bismarck, he gave a message of encouragement to all of the residents in Indian Country.

He promised a better future for Indian children by breaking down the old cycles that have handicapped progress on Indian reservations. The common theme of his proposals was the idea of giving Native Americans greater control of their environment.

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Lloyd Omdahl
Lloyd Omdahl is a former North Dakota lieutenant governor and retired University of North Dakota political science teacher.
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