Tribal Nations Conference Breakout Sessions and Tribal Youth Ambassadors

WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, December 3, President Obama will host the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. The conference will provide leaders from the 566 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with the President and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs. Each federally recognized tribe will be invited to send one representative to the conference. This will be the sixth 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 Native Americans. Additional details about the conference will be released at a later date.

Please RSVP here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/rsvp-2014-white-house-tribal-nations-conference by 10 p.m. EST on Wednesday, November 26th, 2014.

Extra Breakout Sessions on December 2nd
In response to tribal leader feedback from last year’s Tribal Nations Conference, the Administration will host additional breakout sessions with Administration officials on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 2nd, the day preceding the main conference. These sessions will be held at the Capital Hilton. If you indicate in your RSVP that you will participate in an extra breakout session, one will be assigned to you at registration.

Registration
Early registration will be held at the Capital Hilton on Tuesday, December 2nd.
Early Registration for Extra Breakout Sessions on December 2nd: 12:00 Noon – 1:30PM on December 2nd, 2014 – Capital Hilton
Early Registration: 4:00PM – 6:00PM on December 2nd, 2014 – Capital Hilton

On-site registration will continue at the Capital Hilton the morning of Wednesday, December 3rd.
Regular Registration: 7:00AM until the Opening Session begins at 8:30AM on December 3rd, 2014 – Capital Hilton

Please allow for ample time to pick up your registration materials and go through security on site. Photo identification is required to receive a credential and registration packet. While at the conference, you will be required to visibly display your credential at all times.

Additional Information on the new Youth Ambassadors Program:

As we prepare for the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference, we are seeking your input on 1) your Conference breakout session topic recommendations, and 2) your nomination of a Tribal Nations Conference Youth Ambassador from your tribe. Please find additional information below and in the 2 attached forms. Please note that all recommendations are due by October 23rd, 2014.

Additional Information on the new Youth Ambassadors Program:

At the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference (Conference), the Administration will be inviting a small, regionally diverse group of 30-40 high school-aged youth from tribal communities across the country to participate in the Conference as Youth Ambassadors. These young people will participate in the Conference plenary and breakout sessions and receive mentorship and leadership training in addition to attending the Conference (the date of this fall’s Conference will be released at a later date). We are asking every federally recognized tribe to nominate one youth from their tribe to be considered for the Youth Ambassadors program (please note that not all nominated youth will be chosen to attend the conference).

Attached are three forms:

 

1. Tribal Nations Conference breakout session topic recommendations Form,

Click here to download.

2. Youth Ambassador nomination form.

Click here to download.

3. TNC 2014 Invitation – Agenda – FAQ

Click here to download.

 

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Please email your completed forms and other required documents to IndianCountry@who.eop.gov by October 23rd, 2014.