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Senate committee approves apology resolution to Indians

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- A formal apology would be made to American Indians under legislation approved by the US Senate's Indian Affairs Committee.

The apology was approved with just two committee members present. The legislation apologizes for "violence, maltreatment and neglect" suffered by Indians at the hands of the citizens of the United States.

Cherokee Nation principal Chief Chad Smith says the resolution is significant in recognizing failed federal policies.

Aides to Oklahoma Senators Jim Inhofe and Don Nickles say the senators will support the resolution if it comes up for a vote in the full Senate.
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