WASHINGTON – For the third year in a row, President Barack Obama will host a gathering of tribal leaders in the nation’s capital to address concerns of American Indian citizens.
The White House announced today that a “White House Tribal Nations Conference” is scheduled to take place on Friday, December 2 at the U.S. Department of the Interior.
“As part of President Obama’s ongoing outreach to the American people, this conference will provide leaders from the 565 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with the President and representatives from the highest levels of his administration,” according to a statement from the White House. “This will be the third White House Tribal Nations Conference for the Obama Administration, and continues to build upon the President’s commitment to strengthen the nation to nation relationship with Indian country.”
As in the past, each federally recognized tribe is being invited to send one representative to attend the meeting.
The White House said additional details about the conference will be released at a later date.
NOTE: The LPDOC will establish a presence at the Department of the Interior on Leonard Peltier's behalf again this year. Stay tuned for further details.