Robert F. Kennedy's Legacy with First Americans


This year marks the 50th anniversary of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy’s address to the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) in Bismarck, North Dakota. I was in high school then. My memories are that of tribal leaders who came together from throughout the nation to discuss key issues of the time–challenges that are still with us today. The leaders welcomed him with accolades, but also with a great hope that he and his brother would lead us all to a better condition. They inspired great hope in us to overcome so many obstacles...

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Gipp, David M. "Robert F. Kennedy’s Legacy with First Americans." Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education. November 29, 2013. Opinion. (, accessed December 4, 2013)