The 70th annual National Congress of American Indians has opened in Tulsa with tribal ceremonies and a speech from Gov. Mary Fallin.
The Tulsa World reports that Fallin welcomed up to 3,000 attendees from tribes across the country on Monday.
Fallin congratulated tribes on their work to improve tribal health care, tying tribal efforts to national reforms.
Fallin also addressed the government shutdown, urging lawmakers to "see the light and get their act together."