World Bulletin / News Desk
President Barack Obama said Monday that the U.S. would incorporate Native American languages and cultures in school curriculums and social programs.
Obama spoke at an event related to "My Brother’s Keeper," an initiative he launched in February to help youth of color in their education and careers.
He also said his administration has been considering incorporating Latin American languages into school curricula.
Obama said he and the U.S. secretaries of education and the interior have been talking about incorporating Native American languages and culture into school curricula and social programs.
"Because if young people come up proud of their past, then they’ll have a more powerful sense of direction going forward," said Obama.
Quoting the Bible, Obama said "When you start losing your language and you start losing your culture and you don’t have a sense of connections to ancestors and those memories that date back generations, you start feeling adrift."
"This is something that we have to spend some time thinking about, making sure that we understand there’s a way of knowing your history, knowing your culture, being proud of it, using it as a strength but not thinking that there is just one way of you then having to act," said Obama.
"My Brother's Keeper" Initiative was launched as a $200 million fund over five years to help black and Latino youth.
Aid workers in South Sudan have been prevented from leaving the UN base to carry out their work in Bentiu town
Marine Corps General Joseph F Dunfored was nominated as chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff by President Barack Obama
The United States has put in a request to the UN to investigate who is behind the chemical attacks in Syria, paving the way for the UNSC to punish those responsible.
Details of American investigations firm Kroll leaked to the press found that Banca de Economii (Savings Bank) issued $600 million in loans to companies backed by Russian banks.
The German Institute for Human Rights has warned German politicians that active, decisive action against growing racism must be made.
A guide has been released by the UN to help people affected by natural emergencies.
French President Francois Hollande has said that France is in talks with Saudi Arabia for business deals, including defence, transport and energy, worth tens of billions of euros.
Witnesses in Baghdad said they saw several explosions targeting police and civilians.
Robert Menard, the far right mayor of southern town of Beziers, says he has kept track of number of Muslim in schools - ethnic and/or religious census is strictly forbidden in France.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister came together with the Sudanese Foreign Minister to discuss a planned railway line linking the two countries.
More than 40 Syrian groups, including Syrian opposition groups, have been invited to Geneva consultations.
Abdulah Al-Thinni has made a surprise visit to Algiers and will hold talks with Algerian officials.
A Bosnian town, home to more than 200 sets of twins in a population of 20,000 has claimed that it is the world's multiple birth capital and wants to use that fact to turn it into a tourist attraction
Maros Sefcovic, the EU energy chief hopes to conclude trilateral gas talks with Ukraine and Russia before summer.
An indictment was filed against 31 year old Malik Khatib, who has been accused of transferring funds to Hamas
President Barack Obama will nominate the U.S. Marine Corps' top general, Joseph Dunford, to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on Tuesday, a White House official said.