Obama pledges new relationship with Native Americans
"You will not be forgotten as long as I'm in this White House."
- Barack Obama, U.S. president
President Obama said Thursday that the federal government was guilty of mistreating Native Americans in the past and promised to forge a new relationship between the federal government and tribal leaders.
Obama signed a memorandum directing federal agencies to submit recommendations within 90 days on how best to improve tribal participation in key government policy decisions.