Clinton's Proposal Draws Skeptics
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Clinton's proposal to increase spending in Indian Country has been met with skepticism, both over the amount of money allocated, which tribal leaders say is not enough, and by those who question Clinton's committment.

I don't think it's anything to have a party over because the needs in Indian Country are so great.
Kevin Gover, Pawnee, Head of BIA

Sen. Campbell hates to look a gift horse in the mouth, but he does wonder why it's taken eight budgets for the president to get around to taking a look at Indian Country.
Spokesperson for Ben Nighthorse-Campbell, Northern Cheyenne

I don't want to seem ungrateful, but it's not enough. The federal government said they would meet 100 percent of our needs.
Keller George, Oneida, president of United Southern and Eastern Tribes

Sources: Clinton: $1.2B For Indian Country. The Associated Press. February 1, 2000.
Clinton wants extra $1.2 billion. Indian Country Today. February 4, 2000.

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