President Obama Announces 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference

President Obama Greeting Native Women Veterans on Wednesday.

President Obama Greeting Native Women Veterans at prior White House Tribal Nations Conference

This will be the sixth consecutive White House Tribal Nations Conference

 WASHINGTON – The White House announced today President Obama will host the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Capital Hilton in Washington on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.

The location of this year’s White House Tribal Conference is a departure from being held at the US Department of the Interior where President Obama has hosted five consecutive tribal conferences. The previous tribal conferences were held in the Department of the Interiors auditorium, which section of the building is under renovation and will not be completed by December 3.

“We have been honored and enjoyed having the tribal conference in our building in past years, but the renovation will make it impossible this year,” stated Nedra Darling, spokesperson for the Department of the Interior – Indian Affairs.

President Barack Obama

President Obama at the White House Tribal Nations Conference

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, which is led by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

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, according to a news release issued by the White House Monday afternoon.

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