Spending cuts shadow Obama meeting with tribes

Onondaga Nation leader Tadodaho Sidney Hill, left, accompanied by Jamon Paskernin, center, and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, gives the invocation at the 2012 Tribal Nations Conference, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the Interior Department in Washington.
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"Indian people have never been in the forefront of receiving an equitable share of funds," Dasheno said.

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Associated Press writer Susan Montoya Bryan in Albuquerque contributed to this report.

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