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11/06/08 - Tribal leaders are hopeful after Obama's victory

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President-elect Barack Obama, who mentioned American Indians in his victory speech Tuesday night, likely will bring positive changes to the U.S. Department of Interior and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, tribal leaders said Wednesday. The election of the nation's first African American president, the mantra of change he brings to office and a fresh set of eyes looking at problems facing Indian Country have excited many tribal leaders, said Osage Nation Principal Chief Jim Gray.