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Native Brief: WASHINGTON - On Friday, December 2, President Obama will host the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Department of the Interior. This announcement was made by the White House on Monday afternoon.
As part of President Obama's ongoing outreach to all Americans, this conference will provide leaders from the 565 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with the President and representatives from the highest levels of his Administration. Each federally recognized tribe will be invited to send one representative to the conference.
This will be the third White House Tribal Nations Conference for the Obama Administration, and continues to build upon the President's commitment to strengthen the nation to nation relationship with Indian Country. Previous presidential administrations have not had tribal conferences such as hosted by the Obama administration.
Last year, President Obama announced the United States' support of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples during the White House Tribal Conference.
Additional details about the conference will be released at a later date.
posted October 25, 2011 6:00 am edt
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