White House Releases Synopsis Report of the 2011 White House Tribal Nations Conference
4/23/2012 8:46:38 AM
At the White House Tribal Nations Conference on December 2, 2011, President Obama, joined by Cabinet Secretaries and senior Administration officials, met with leaders from all federally recognized tribes for the third consecutive year to continue to strengthen the relationship between the United States government and tribal governments. During his remarks to the assembled leaders the President proclaimed this is “the moment when we stopped repeating the mistakes of the past, and began building a better future together, one that honors old traditions and welcomes every Native American into the American dream.”
Today we are releasing a Synopsis of the Conference to continue to facilitate the ongoing dialogue between the Administration and tribal leaders.
In his remarks during the closing session of the Conference, President Obama emphasized his Administration’s record and the important relationship built between Tribal Nations and the Administration over the last three years, stating that it is a “relationship that recognizes our sometimes painful history, a relationship that respects the unique heritage of Native Americans and that includes you in the dream that we all share.” The President and his Administration are committed to working with tribal leaders to develop and implement a policy agenda to achieve a brighter future for tribal governments and the people they serve.
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Kimberly Teehee on April 20, 2012 at 04:23 PM EDT