Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents. Discussion »
WASHINGTON Tribal leaders from the 566 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes are in the Nation's capital for the White House Tribal Nations Conference that will be in session on today hosted by the Department of the Interior.
“I hope he continues to build on the momentum that he was able to initiate in his first term and continue encourage Congress to complete the unfinished business that needs to be done in Indian country, such as the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization,”
Tribal Leaders at White House Conference
commented Leonard Forsman, chairman of the Suquamish Tribe, based in Seattle, Washington.
“President Obama has the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy by providing real sovereignty to tribal nations,”
Keith Anderson, vice chairman of the Shokopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.
posted December 6, 2012 3:59 am est