Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Briefs. Discussion »
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama announced he will host the White House Tribal Nations Conference on Wednesday, December 5, at the US Department of the Interior. This will be the fourth White House Tribal Nations Conference for the Obama Administration, and continues to build upon the President's commitment to strengthen the government to government relationship with Indian country.
President Obama Addresses Tribal Leaders
The White House Tribal Nations Conference will provide leaders from the 566 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with the President and representatives from the highest levels of the Obama Administration.
Each federally recognized tribe will be invited to send one representative to the conference.
Last year, President Obama made these remarks at the third White House Tribal National Conference:
"So this new relationship represents a major step forward. It is change. But I promised even more than that. I told you that as President, I would work with you to tackle the most difficult problems facing Native American families. And that's exactly what we've done. We passed the Tribal Law and Order Act, and began making Indian Country a safer place to live. We permanently authorized the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, and made quality health care accessible to more Native Americans."
posted November 16, 2012 6:00 am est