THere would lots of wonderful things to accomplish if there were federal dollars to provide to Indian Tribes. As it stands now, the United States and it's Federal Government has a debt according as follows: U.S. NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK The Outstanding Public Debt as of 05 Oct 2012 at 01:27:32 AM GMT i The estimated population of the United States is 313,626,037 so each citizen's share of this debt is $51,519.26. The National Debt has continued to increase an average of $3.90 billion per day since September 28, 2007! Where/How in the $3.9 BILLION are even 'some' of these fashioned-tailored promises going to come from? The federal dollars have to come from some-where if the Indian Tribes ARE NOT ALREADY GIVING federal dollars back! According to another news story (just out today), "The Navajo Nation has returned about $63.1 million in federal funding to the federal government since 2008". If American Indian Tribes are to stand proudly and cherish 'sovereignty', then tribal members have to hold their elected tribal representatives accountable. Did you look at the photo-op and see who is standing with Obama? He has some-what of a history which is only being re-told in countless tribal governments. If some who identify with indian tribes, honor 'sovereignty', then why are YOU letting politicians as Elizabeth Warren dictate to you the definition of American Indian. The federal money has to come from some-where, and if this President can't provide completed responses based on factual truths with out the use of tele-promptors or questions given beforehand, then the only other option is Mr. Romney! Try doing a GOOGLE advanced search of "Barack Obama and American Indians" "2008 - 2010"and seeing what comes back. Some instances and events, but lots of stories/articles of those same instances. Barack Obama can't provide to you what YOUR indian government isn't getting done.