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National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby holds a replica of a wampum belt at the conclusion of his State of Indian Nations address. Photo/Miranda Leo

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Tribal leader calls on feds to honor 'duty' to help Native nations

WASHINGTON - The president of the National Congress of American Indians said Jan. 22 that the federal government has a "duty to honor" its agreements with tribal nations as they strive to improve across a broad range of areas.