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President Barack Obama, center, and first lady Michelle Obama, right, along with Dave Archambault II, Standing Rock Sioux tribal chairman, left, applaud dancers during the Cannon Ball Flag Day Celebration Friday in Cannon Ball, N.D. (FNS photo)

Obama vows: ‘Break old cycles’ for native youth

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CANNON BALL, N.D. — President Barack Obama pledged to invest in American Indian youth here Friday during the first visit by a sitting president to a reservation in 15 years, telling a powwow crowd of about 1,800 people that by working together they can “break old cycles” and “give our children a better future.”


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