This week, the White House is welcoming hundreds of tribal leaders from across the country to the sixth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference. The conference provides leaders from the 566 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with President Obama and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs. It also builds upon the President’s commitment to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with Indian Country and to improve the lives of Native Americans. 2014 has been a year of continued progress when it comes to the Obama Administration’s trust relationship with the Nation’s first people. We’ve seen the beginnings of a transformation on Indian education reform, progress on energy and economic development, and the Administration is working to address climate change impacts on Tribal Nations. The Department of the Interior put together a video that highlights some of this ongoing work in Indian Country. Click here to watch “2014: A Year of Progress in Indian Country.”
We look forward to engaging with everyone who plans to attend the conference and to those who follow along online throughout the week.