Senators hear from state tribal leaders

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The federal government must fulfill its promises to provide adequate money for health care, economic development, law enforcement and other problems on American Indian reservations, leaders of South Dakota’s nine Sioux tribes told the state’s two U.S. senators Monday. Republican Sen. John Thune and Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson listened as the leaders of all nine tribes described a wide range of problems, most tied to the lack of jobs and the high poverty rates on reservations.