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Old 07-21-2015, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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I was invited to his speech in Durant at the high school and was selected as one of 15 young Native American people to talk with the President in a round-table like discussion. It was an incredible experience!
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Old 07-21-2015, 07:46 AM
 
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I grew up in durant and did not remember he came to durant. I was in durant from '47 to '66, then OSy from '66 to '70 when I moved to Houston for a job.
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Old 07-21-2015, 03:01 PM
 
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I was invited to his speech in Durant at the high school and was selected as one of 15 young Native American people to talk with the President in a round-table like discussion. It was an incredible experience!
Congratulations, that had to be an incredible experience! Please share with us more of your experience. What was the president like to talk to? I bet the security was intense. It would be really interesting to know what all goes on behind the scenes at something like that!

I think I speak for everyone when I say, we're all very proud of you!
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Old 07-21-2015, 09:21 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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I was invited to his speech in Durant at the high school and was selected as one of 15 young Native American people to talk with the President in a round-table like discussion. It was an incredible experience!


Well done! You must be a fine young man to have had such a special opportunity.

I'm just glad Obama was in Choctaw Country and cool enough to talk to the Regular Joe Natives like the Choctaws, not like one of those rich snooty tribes such as the Cherokee or Chickasaws, eh GoodPasture?. (They probably vote Republican anyhow!)
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Old 07-23-2015, 06:48 AM
 
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Just returned from celebrating moms 92nd birthday in Durant. Some interesting behind the scene stories for sure.

Durant looked great that little town just keep growing. Had some time with a teacher of my wife and I, a Choctaw lady of high intelligence and class doing well at 95 years of age. She showed us a quilt given to her by the chief, wisdom was the key word on the quilt, so true of this lady. I believe Choctaws are a key to the success of Durant in recent decades. Also saw some items she is donating to the local museum, called three rivers museum. If ever in Durant take aloof it's worth a stop.

Also congrats kaynemo on being selected for this honor. Amazing interesting historic event to participate in.

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Old 07-25-2015, 08:19 AM
 
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Just returned from celebrating moms 92nd birthday in Durant. Some interesting behind the scene stories for sure.

And Happy Birthday to your Mom. It is a blessing to have your Mom still with you.


And KayneMo, that IS really cool.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Thank you all very much! The President is such a down-to-earth guy! There were 17 chairs arranged in a circled, 15 for us young Native people, and one each for the President and Choctaw Chief Batton. We were placed in the gym and were escorted there by a White House staff. Security was like nothing I've seen before. Before the president's arrival, Chief Batton came into the gym to talk to us for a bit. Afterwards, he walked out to the back of the gym to greet the President. When the helicopters were landing, they were shaking the building and ground! The basketball goals were rattling pretty good. Us 15 waiting very anxiously, along with a ton of security around us, lol. The gym was divided into 2 by a tarp-like partition. We all heard the President's voice as he walked into the gym (the tarp was between us and the door to the outside). Then he and Chief Batton walked around the corner of the tarp towards us, and the President went around the circle to each one of us, shook our hands, asked for our names, and asked where we are from. Then he and the Chief sat down in there chairs. The President wanted each one of us to tell him our personal stories; what it's like to live in Indian Country (the 15 of us represented 3 tribes, I believe), and what are the struggles and successes. The President didn't just hear us, he actually listened to us. It was so incredible, I still can't believe it happened!
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Old 07-29-2015, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Thank you all very much! The President is such a down-to-earth guy! There were 17 chairs arranged in a circled, 15 for us young Native people, and one each for the President and Choctaw Chief Batton. We were placed in the gym and were escorted there by a White House staff. Security was like nothing I've seen before. Before the president's arrival, Chief Batton came into the gym to talk to us for a bit. Afterwards, he walked out to the back of the gym to greet the President. When the helicopters were landing, they were shaking the building and ground! The basketball goals were rattling pretty good. Us 15 waiting very anxiously, along with a ton of security around us, lol. The gym was divided into 2 by a tarp-like partition. We all heard the President's voice as he walked into the gym (the tarp was between us and the door to the outside). Then he and Chief Batton walked around the corner of the tarp towards us, and the President went around the circle to each one of us, shook our hands, asked for our names, and asked where we are from. Then he and the Chief sat down in there chairs. The President wanted each one of us to tell him our personal stories; what it's like to live in Indian Country (the 15 of us represented 3 tribes, I believe), and what are the struggles and successes. The President didn't just hear us, he actually listened to us. It was so incredible, I still can't believe it happened!
Sounds super great. I wish so many Oklahomans would not be so down on the president.
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Old 07-31-2015, 12:39 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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O.K. it's time for a NDNPOTUS...........

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Old 07-31-2015, 12:43 AM
 
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POTUS.....................

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