Tribes ready for action after meeting with Obama
Tribal leaders say the White House Tribal Nations Conference that President Barack Obama held on November 5 was a success.

About 400 tribes attended the meeting at the Interior Department in Washington. They welcomed Obama's memo that directs every federal agency to come up with a detailed consultation plan within 90 days.

“I did feel like that we made progress,” Chief Glenna Wallace of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma told The Neosho Daily News.

Chairman John Berrey of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma discussed the Tar Creek Superfund site directly with Obama. Wallace said the administration is already taking action on the issue.

“This week they’ve already called and followed up and they expect a visit to be made shortly,” Wallace said.

Obama said he will meet with tribes every year.

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Wallace: Meetings with Obama were a success (The Neosho Daily News 11/11)
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