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Published September 04, 2013, 12:59 PM

North Dakota tribal leaders meeting in Bismarck

Leaders of North Dakota's tribal nations are holding their annual conference in Bismarck. The agenda for the 17th annual United Tribes Tribal Leaders Summit includes sessions about energy, education, public safety, health care, economic development, the environment and housing.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Leaders of North Dakota's tribal nations are holding their annual conference in Bismarck.

The agenda for the 17th annual United Tribes Tribal Leaders Summit Wednesday through Friday includes sessions about energy, education, public safety, health care, economic development, the environment and housing.

The event also is paying tribute to a conference in Bismarck 50 years ago of the National Congress of American Indians. The keynote speaker at the September 1963 conference was U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy.

The conference this week is sponsored by United Tribes Technical College, which is run by North Dakota tribes and also sponsors an annual powwow that gets underway Thursday and runs through the weekend.


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