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November 19, 2013

Oneida Nation Discusses Central New York Economic Model with President Obama

Oneida Indian Nation representative Ray Halbritter, the public face of a campaign against the Washington pro football club's team name, thanked President Barack Obama for speaking out on the issue during a meeting at the White House Tuesday.

Halbritter's comments were met with applause from leaders of a dozen tribes who spoke with the president about a range of economic development issues important to Indian Country, from job creation to increased access to capital to jurisdictional challenges.

Obama said last month in an interview with The Associated Press that if he owned the Washington NFL team he'd think about changing the name.

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