President Obama Speaks at the Cannon Ball Flag Day Celebration

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown June 16th, 2014 Last Updated on: June 16th, 2014

In case you missed it, here's President Obama's speech that was delivered at the Cannon Ball Flag Day celebration at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota June 13, 2014. He even tries to get a few Lakota words in! Take a look below.

And here's a good highlight reel of the crowd and Obama enjoying the dancers.

What did you think of his speech?

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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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Jose M Lopez Sierra

Dear Partner,

Since the United Nations determined in 1960 that colonialism is a crime against humanity, there is no longer a need for plebiscites. The solution is to give Puerto Rico her sovereignty.

But being the United States government does not want to, it continues to advocate the use of plebiscites to find out what Puerto Ricans want. Even if 100% of Puerto Ricans would want to continue being a US colony, Puerto Rico would still be obligated to accept her sovereignty to then decide what she wants to do.

The only thing these plebiscites are good for is to divide Puerto Ricans. A Puerto Rican didn’t invade us to make us a colony. When will we understand that we need to unite?

This is why we must peacefully protest at least 3 times a year until Puerto Rico is decolonized!

José M López Sierra

sherry shumway

Your putting your faith in the wrong man. And its not going to go well.


I heard how poor the FN are in the US. This nearly made me cry

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