March 17th, 2014 Last Updated on: March 17th, 2014
Back in January, the White House announced the creation of the Promise Zones initiative, which is President Obama's plan to create a better bargain for the middle-class by partnering with local communities and businesses to create jobs, increase economic security, expand educational opportunities, increase access to quality, affordable housing and improve public safety. One of the first five Zones is going to the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
In a two-part series The Reid Report from MSNBC closely examines the issues in the Choctaw Nation and how this Promise Zone might help the community.
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation of the Oglala Sioux Tribe was a finalist in the Promise Zone Initiative. We'll have to wait and see if and when this initiative will be rolled out to them.
You can read more on the Choctaw Nation story from The Reid Report on MSNBC.
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