President Obama hosts the 7th White House Tribal Nations Conference
President Obama hosts the 2015 White House Tribal Nations Conference on Thursday, November 5th in Washington, DC. The conference providse leaders from the 567 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with high-level federal government officials and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs. Each federally recognized tribe will send one representative to the conference. This is the seventh 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 and to improve the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Native youth will participate in President Obama’s Generation Indigenous (Gen I) initiative which focuses on removing the barriers that stand between Native youth and their opportunity to succeed.
The United States has a unique legal and political relationship with Indian tribes and Alaska Native entities as provided by the Constitution of the United States, treaties, court decisions and Federal statutes. Within the government-to-government relationship, Indian Affairs provides services directly or through contracts, grants, or compacts to 566 Federally recognized tribes.
To learn more about the US Department of the Interior Indian Affairs: http://www.bia.gov
US Govt & Indigenous Peoples Timeline 1819-2013 (ProPresObama.org Civil Rights Timelines ™)
November 5th, 2015
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM EST
President Obama hosts the 2015 White House Tribal Nations Conference
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington DC
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