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By Ed O'Keefe
First lady Michelle Obama continued her tour of federal agencies and departments today at the Interior Department, where she announced that President Obama will soon appoint an adviser to senior White House staff on Native American issues.

The new adviser will "work with tribes and across the government on these issues such as sovereignty, health care and education, all central to the well-being of Native American families and the prosperity of tribes," the first lady said. The position would be subject to the normal staffing process and would be filled in the next few weeks, her aides said.

As she has at her previous stops, Obama once again tied the work of the department she was visiting to the president's economic stimulus proposals. Interior's work on energy, environmental and natural resource issues will "help create thousands of jobs through the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Plan that Barack is out there promoting today," she said.

Obama also called out several long-serving Interior staffers seated behind her on stage.

"I also want to acknowledge these wonderful workers. Folks who have been in this department longer than I've been alive. That is amazing," she said.

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coolness.....
i started in government in indian affairs.
i am glad about this. but it is a bit late.
and please....don't use the word consultant when going on the res.
((hearty smiles)))))

also, to all our sovereign nations..
do not let any administration (whether you love Barack or not)...
do NOT let any administration touch
the U.S Treaties of the 1800s.

Posted by: TheBabeNemo | February 10, 2009 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Why worry more about protecting their sovereignty, schools, and hospitals than ours?!

They need to be invaded by Short, Fat, Un-Educated, Un-Documented Central Americans too!

Maybe then, SOMEONE in this Country will begin FIGHTING for it again!

Lets face it, Apaches, Comanche, and Karankawa kept those other Indians out before!

Big Time!

Posted by: SAINT---The | February 9, 2009 5:07 PM | Report abuse

WHILE TEAM OBAMA IS PURPOSELY DISTRACTED
BY THE 'GENERATED' ECONOMIC CRISIS...

...IS HIS PRESIDENCY -- AND YOUR LIBERTY -- BEING COVERTLY STOLEN?

********************************************

EYES ONLY. TO: President Obama; MICHELLE OBAMA; VP Biden; R. Emanuel; D. Axelrod; D. Blair; J. Brennan; J. Jones; E. Holder; J. Napolitano; R. Gates; L. Panetta; H. Clinton; T. Geithner; R. Mueller; H. Reid; N. Pelosi; D. Feinstein; S. Reyes


RE: Credible reports of HUMAN/CIVIL RIGHTS ABUSES by the ongoing Bush-Cheney EXTRAJUDICIAL PUNISHMENT NETWORK...

...comprised of security/intel agents, local police nationwide, and citizen vigilantes fronted by government-funded community policing and anti-terrorism programs.


IT IS DAY 21 OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

DO YOU *REALLY* KNOW WHAT YOUR "MULTI-AGENCY ACTION CENTER" IS UP TO?

http://www.nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-targets-terrorizes-u-s-citizens

http://my.nowpublic.com/world/domestic-torture-radiation-weaponry-americas-horrific-shame

OR (IF LINKS ARE CORRUPTED/DISABLED):

http://My.NowPublic.com/scrivener

Posted by: scrivener50 | February 9, 2009 4:32 PM | Report abuse

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