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WASHINGTON — The biggest news out of the nation's capitol for Indian Country this week was the convening of the White House Tribal Nations Summit that was held on Wednesday (Nov. 30) and Thursday (Dec. 1). In addition to articles already covered by Native News Online, here is a roundup of other news released from Washington, D.C. that impacts Indian Country this past week.

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WASHINGTON—Health and justice were the buzzwords that drove conversation on Thursday, Dec. 1, the second day of the White House Tribal Nations Summit that drew more than 300 tribal leaders from across the country to discuss policy with federal employees.

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In honor of GivingTuesday, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians yesterday surprised 10 Native-led nonprofit organizations with donations of $100,000 each. 

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A room full of leaders from more than 300 Tribal Nations on Wednesday whooped and hollered as President Joe Biden took the stage to address them at the White House Tribal Nations Summit in Washington D.C. 

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WASHINGTON — The White House Tribal Natons Summit began on Wednesday morning heard from President Joe Biden. Vice President Kamala Harris spoke the summit in the afternoon.

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WASHINGTON — The White House Tribal Nations Summit brings together tribal nation leaders and federal governement officials, including President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland (Pueblo Laguna) in a two-day nation-to-nation summit. 

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WASHINGTON — Hundreds of tribal leaders are in Washington, D.C. to attend the White House Tribal Nations Summit that will be held at the U.S. Department of the Interior on Wednesday and Thursday. 

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This week in Tribal Business News, proposed certification changes to the CDFI Fund could be detrimental to Native CDFIs; a new report examines food sovereignty efforts; and the Whitehouse proposes a boost in funding for Native housing. 
 
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Washington—Today, seven U.S. Senators submitted a letter to President Biden requesting clemency for American Indian Movement (AIM) activist and Turtle Mountain Chippewa citizen Leonard Peltier.