2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit
November 30, 2022 - December 1, 2022
Announcements and Press Releases
- Day 1 video: 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit – Day 1 – YouTube
- Day 2 video: 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit: Day 2 – YouTube
- Progress Report: 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit Progress Report
- Fact Sheet: FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Support Indian Country and Native Communities Ahead of the Administration’s Second Tribal Nations Summit | The White House
Thursday, December 1 (Livestream)
- Bureau of Indian Affairs, Federal Bureau of Investigation sign agreement to improve law enforcement in Indian Country – Department of the Interior
- White House Releases First-of-a-Kind Indigenous Knowledge Guidance for Federal Agencies | The White House
- Bureau of Indian Affairs, Federal Bureau of Investigation sign agreement to improve law enforcement in Indian Country | Bureau of Indian Affairs
- Interior Department Strengthens Tribal Consultation Policies and Procedures |Department of Interior
Wednesday, November 30 (Livestream)
- FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Support Indian Country and Native Communities Ahead of the Administration’s Second Tribal Nations Summit | The White House
- Remarks by President Biden at the White House Tribal Nations Summit | YouTube
- Remarks by Vice President Harris at the White House Tribal Nations Summit | The White House
- Biden-Harris Administration Launches New Initiatives to Modernize Electromagnetic Spectrum Access and Technological Resources on Tribal Lands | Department of Interior
- Interior Department Announces New Partnerships and Offices to Leverage New Resources for Indian Country | Department of Interior
- Biden-Harris Administration Announces News Steps to Strengthen Tribal Co-Stewardship of Public Lands and Waters | Department of Interior
- Memorandum on Uniform Standards for Tribal Consultation | The White House
- Biden-Harris Administration Makes $135 Million Commitment to Support Relocation of Tribal Communities Affected by Climate Change | Department of Interior
- Treasury Report Highlights Impact of American Rescue Plan Funding on Tribal Government | Department of Treasury
- At the White House Tribal Nations Summit, USDA Announces Continued Commitment to Indian Country |d Department of Agriculture
Announcements made during the Tribal Nations Summit include:
- Presidential Memorandum on Uniform Standards for Tribal Consultation.
- New Tribal Consultation Policies.
- New Best-Practices Report for Tribal Treaty and Reserved Rights. Best Practices Guide | Regional and Field Guide
- Implementing Tribal Co-Management and Co-Stewardship of Federal Lands and Waters. Co-Stewardship Final Report
- New Indigenous Knowledge Guidance for Federal Agencies. IK Guidance Implementation Memo
- Access to Capital in Indian Country. Access to Capital Initiative
- Implementation of the Indian Energy Purchase Preference at Federal Facilities Tribal Preference Fact Sheet
- Electric Vehicle (EV) Initiative for Tribal Nations EV Initiative for Tribal Nations
- Implementation of the Buy Indian Act.
- 10-Year National Plan on Native Language Revitalization. Framework for 10yr National Plan
- Strengthening and Standardizing Tribal Consultation: New Tribal Advisory Committees and Positions.
- Tribal Homelands: New Regulations and Process for Fee to Trust Land Acquisitions.
- Climate Change: Tribal Climate Resilience and Community-Driven Relocation.
- Native American Veteran Homelessness Iniative. Cover Sheet for Native Vets Homelessness
USET/USET SPF TRIBAL LEADERS AT THE SUMMIT
Tuesday, November 29
Tribal Briefing for the Summit
For more information, please visit the event page.
Department of Commerce Tribal Nations Open House
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Eastern
Tribal leaders are encouraged to attend and meet with Department of Commerce leadership and liaison staff. Information on the Department’s priorities and plans for Indian Country will be highlighted.
U.S. Department of the Interior Welcome Reception
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Eastern
Location: Stewart Lee Udall Building; Secretary Haaland’s suite at 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC, 20240.
To meet with any of the Department’s Bureaus or Offices during your time in Washington, DC, please complete the online form. Only meetings scheduled in advance, using the linked form above, will be considered. The Department will do its best to prioritize these meeting requests, but please be advised that they are unable to guarantee that each request will be granted.
Wednesday, November 30
Indian Gaming Association Native American Heritage Month Tribal Leaders Buffet Dinner
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Eastern
Location: IGA Headquarter Building, 224 2nd Street, SE, Washington, DC, 20003
A full buffet and drinks will be provided. All Tribal Leaders and representatives are invited. No need to RSVP.
2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit
November 30 – December 1, 2022
Statement by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Announcing the Next White House Tribal Nations Summit
Dear Tribal Leader Letter – White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
Agenda – President Biden, Vice President Harris, and members of the cabinet will provide remarks and discuss new announcements and efforts to implement key policy initiatives supporting Tribal communities. Secretary Deb Haaland will deliver opening and closing remarks and participate in a series of panels.
Building on the 2021 Summit and the progress made to strengthen the Nation-to-Nation relationships and invest record levels of resources in Tribal communities, the White House looks forward to hosting a robust and meaningful engagement with Tribal Leaders on important issues facing Tribal communities. The Summit will feature new Administration announcements and efforts to implement key policy initiatives supporting Tribal communities.
The Biden-Harris Administration is deeply committed to honoring its trust and treaty responsibilities to federally recognized Tribal Nations, and this Summit provides an opportunity for Tribal Leaders to engage directly with officials in the highest levels of the Administration. Additional details are forthcoming. If you have any questions, please reach out to TNS@who.eop.gov.
What: 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit
When: November 30 – December 1, 2022
Where: Department of Interior, Washington, D.C.
Register: Due to limited capacity, only one governmental representative per Tribal Nation can be accommodated. Tribal Leaders need to register by Monday, November 14, 2022. For anyone else who is interested in viewing the Summit, including federal employees, it will be live broadcast on YouTube. The links are below.
November 30, Day 1 YouTube Livestream
December 1, Day 2 YouTube Livestream
Tribal leaders wishing to submit questions to the Administration can email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel Stipends: All available funds have been dispersed on a first-come first-served basis. Nor further funds are available at this time.
- “You should be listening to us” – Indigenous Wire (December 1, 2022)
- Before tribal leaders even sit down with federal officials for the 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit, here are the key areas of the Biden administration’s focus. – Indigenous Wire (November 30, 2022)
- Will Biden support boarding school reparations at the WH Tribal Nations Summit? Answers from senior administration officials on that and other pressing questions. – Indigenous Wire (November 30, 2022)
- Biden’s full remarks at White House Tribal Nations Summit 2022 – Indigenous Wire (November 30, 2022)
- ‘You should be listening to us’ Despite rose-colored federal consultation glasses, the White House Tribal Nations Summit 2022 unleashes tribal frustrations. – Indigenous Wire (December 1, 2022)