Brian Cladoosby (Swinomish), president of the National Congress of American Indians, delivered the annual State of Indian Nations address last week. In his speech, Cladoosby called on the federal government to honor treaty obligations and change laws that make it difficult for tribes to improve local economic conditions. He also mentioned broadband access, education and public safety. Today on Native America Calling, we bring you the full speech and commentary on the priorities outlined by president Cladoosby.
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Full address of State of Indian Nations by Brian Cladoosby (Swinomish), president of the National Congress of American Indians