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United Tribes president speaking at DC conference

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — United Tribes Technical College President David Gipp is among the speakers at a conference in the nation's capital involving American Indian leaders and officials in President Barack Obama's administration.

The White House Tribal Leaders Conference is Wednesday. Obama is speaking to representatives from 566 tribes across the country.

Gipp's speech at the U.S. Department of Interior is about the commitment to justice for American Indians that then-Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy made 50 years ago during the Civil Rights era.

United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck is run by North Dakota tribes.