White House Tribal Nations Summit

2021 White House Tribal Nations Summit

November 15 - 16, 2021

This year the Summit will took place virtually. The Summit featured panel discussions and listening sessions with high level Administration officials on Tribal priorities. President Biden and the Administration hosted a robust and meaningful dialogue with Tribal leaders on key issues, policy initiatives, and goals for Indian Country. This year they changed the name from a conference to a summit to reflect the federal government’s Nation-to-Nation relationship with Tribal Nations. The Biden-Harris Administration is deeply committed to honoring their trust and treaty responsibilities to federally recognized Tribal Nations and the Summit provided an opportunity for Tribal leaders to engage directly with officials from the highest levels of the Administration.

The policy panels included the following sessions:

  • Combating COVID-19
  • Native American Education and Native Languages
  • Public Safety and Justice
  • Climate Change Impacts and Solutions
  • Tribal Treaty Rights and Sacred Lands
  • Economic and Workforce Development
  • Infrastructure, Housing and Energy
  • Listening Session with Federal Officials



Fact Sheet: Building A New Era of Nation-to-Nation Engagement  - White House Briefing Room (November 15, 2021)

The White House Tribal Nations Summit Progress Report 





Event Recordings