Vincent Schilling
Chairman David Archambault and three Native youths from Standing Rock, Regan Dunn, Clay Byington and Gracey Claymore shared their hopes for the future with ICTMN.

VIDEO: Standing Rock Youth, Chairman Archambault - Obama Heard Us!

Vincent Schilling
10/9/16

After President Barack Obama took the stage at the 8th Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference (WHTNC), Chairman David Archambault II from Standing Rock commented on the work of the Obama Administration.

“[Obama] said that we were being heard, that’s all I needed to hear,” said Archambault.

Chairman David Archambault and three Native youths from Standing Rock, Regan Dunn, Clay Byington and Gracey Claymore shared their hopes for the future with ICTMN: “No matter who the next President is, we youth have to keep going … we can’t give up,” said Dunn.

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Here is the video:

Standing Rock Youth and Chairman Archambault Respond to Obama at WHTNC.

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Dave Archembault for president! I am so incredibly proud of this man's leadership and vision. His ability to represent the Native American tradition and values with respect and integrity. And to see the commitment of NA youth. That's just far out!! The time has come.

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Does "all my relatives" mean nothing to the Standing Rock Sioux? President Obama is a war criminal responsible for the deaths of millions of brown skinned people across the globe. Does accepting his assistance openly and ignoring the deaths and maiming of millions comport with all my relations? Is selfishness now an American Indian value? Will that parced assistance bring anything but hardship and disaster?
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