NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 09, 1969
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(Studio) National Congress of American Indians presses for Indian rights.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Albuquerque, NM) Mood of meeting angry. [United Native Americans Lehman BRIGHTMAN - says came down here to cause disturbance. Geronimo and others would turn over in their graves.] Indians demand government action against poverty and discrimination. Indian parade shown. Vice President Spiro Agnew and Interior Secretary Walter Hickel sent out to talk to Indians. Senator Edward Kennedy pledges to support Indian policies. [KENNEDY - criticizes American policies to Indians.] [AGNEW - says policies are less than effective, but 8 years Democrat control did that.] Indians heckle Hickel. [HICKEL - says no plans without asking Indians 1st.] Even moderates tired of promises.
REPORTER: Don Oliver
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