Thursday, 12 February 2009

I so loved reading this!


"Mrs. Obama this afternoon visited the Department of the Interior, where she spoke about how important it is to protect our natural resources and move towards a clean, sustainable energy future.

"These [priorities] aren't only vital for the survival of our planet as we work to combat climate change, but also incredibly important to strengthen our economy and the well-being of our families," she said. "At a time when so many Americans are out of work, sound energy and environmental policies are going to help create thousands of jobs through the economic recovery and reinvestment plan that Barack is out there promoting today."

She also announced that President Obama will soon appoint a new, high-level advisor to serve as a liaison between Native Americans and the federal government, "on issues such as sovereignty, health care, education -- all central to the well-being of Native American families and the prosperity of tribes all across this country."

Read the full remarks by Mrs. Obama here.

Does anyone know the significance of the present she has been offered (picture above)? I can spot the horses, but what does the color and motifs mean in Native American traditions?

1 comment:

corine said...

Not your typical first lady!

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