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President Barack Obama visits with a young dancer alongside Dave Archambault II, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman, during the Cannonball Flag Day Celebration in Cannonball, N.D. on Friday. Kevin Cederstrom | Forum News Service

Obama pledges to ‘break old cycles’ for native youth

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Mike Nowatzki

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CANNON BALL, N.D. — President Barack Obama pledged to invest in American Indian youth riday during the first visit by a sitting president to a reservation in 15 years, telling a powwow crowd of about 1,800 people that by working together they can “break old cycles” and “give our children a better future.”

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