Two Bulls urges National Congress to meet on Gulf oil spill

Pierre, South Dakota (AP) June 2010

The president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe has asked the National Congress of American Indians to hold a meeting in New Orleans to discuss how the Gulf of Mexico oil spill has affected Native Americans in the area.

Teresa Two Bulls sent a letter recenty to Jefferson Keel, president of the national organization. The letter says the executive committee of the National Congress of American Indians should hold an emergency meeting with Native Americans in the Gulf region.

Two Bulls says the meeting could help determine how tribes across the nation could help Native Americans and wildlife affected by the oil spill.

She is president of the tribe in southwestern South Dakota and secretary of the national organization.

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