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‘The highest status’: Obama’s visit to N.D. coincides with powwow honoring vets

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BISMARCK — Akíčhita.

The Lakota word means “warrior,” and President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will discover just how much that means to North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Friday.


Their presidential visit to the community of Cannon Ball coincides with the start of the tribe’s annual Flag Day Celebration Wacipi.

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Mike Nowatzki
Mike Nowatzki reports for Forum News Service. He can be reached at (701) 255-5607.