Stimulus money should help Indians

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sen. Tim

Johnson says the money in federal economic stimulus legislation for

American Indian tribes will help people in some of the most impoverished

areas of the nation.

"It goes a long way to improve our

conditions for our Native Americans in South Dakota,” Johnson said.

The Senate Appropriations Committee

has included $2.8 billion for Indian tribes in its portion of the

stimulus legislation moving through Congress. It includes hundreds of

millions of dollars for schools, health clinics, roads, law enforcement

and water projects.

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