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. 

 Tune in to both days of the Summit using the links below.

Wednesday, November 30th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6xLtE8yFO0

Thursday, December 1st: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2hcO23pl7I

White House Tribal Nations Summit Agenda 

November 30th, 2022 – December 1st, 2022 

Department of the Interior 

The following is the agenda that was provided by the U.S. Department of the Interior. (It does not reflect the times President Biden or Vice President Harris will address tribal leaders:)


Wednesday, November 30th, 2022 

8:40 AM 

Posting of Colors 

Opening Prayer 

Opening Remarks: Secretary Deb Haaland, Department of  the Interior 

Armchair Conversation with Tribal Leaders: Education and  Native Languages 

- Secretary Miguel Cardona, Department of Education 

- Secretary Deb Haaland, Department of the Interior 

- Moderator: Deputy Solicitor Ann Marie Bledsoe Downes,  Department of the Interior 

Tribal Leader Fireside Chat: Mental Health 

- Surgeon General Vivek Murthy 

Armchair Conversation with Tribal Leaders: Access to Capital  & Economic Development 

- Administrator Isabel Guzman, Small Business Administration 

- Deputy Secretary Wally Adeyemo, Department of Treasury 

- Moderator: Treasurer Lynn Malerba, Department of Treasury 

12:00 Noon 


1:10 PM 

Armchair Conversation with Tribal Leaders: Tribal  Homeland Initiatives 

- Secretary Deb Haaland, Department of the Interior 

- Secretary Tom Vilsack, Department of Agriculture 

- Administrator Michael Regan, Environmental Protection Agency  Moderator: Senior Advisor to the President Julie Chávez Rodriguez, White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs 

Armchair Conversation with Tribal Leaders: Climate and  Clean Energy 

- Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Department of Transportation 

- National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi, White House Climate Policy Office 

- Director Brian Deese, White House National Economic Council 

- Moderator: Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Bryan Newland, Department of the Interior 

Video Remarks from the International Space Station: NASA  Astronaut Nicole Mann 

3:30 PM 

White House Council on Native American Affairs Engagement Session 

5:50 PM 

Closing Remarks


Thursday, December 1st, 2022 

9:00 AM

Opening Prayer 

Armchair Conversation with Tribal Leaders: Investing in  Indian Country 

- White House American Rescue Plan Coordinator Gene Sperling - White House Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Coordinator Mitch Landrieu 

- White House Inflation Reduction Act Coordinator John Podesta - Moderator: Ambassador Susan Rice, Domestic Policy Advisor 

Remarks: Director Shalanda Young, White House Office of Management and Budget 

Tribal Leader Fireside Chat: Health Equity 

- Secretary Xavier Becerra, Department of Health and Human Services 

- Indian Health Service Director Roselyn Tso, Department of Health and Human Services 

Remarks: Attorney General Merrick Garland, Department of  Justice

Armchair Conversation with Tribal Leaders: Public Safety and  Justice 

- Secretary Deb Haaland, Department of the Interior 

 Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Department of Homeland Security 

- Associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta, Department of Justice - Moderator: Solicitor Bob Anderson, Department of the Interior 

12:00 Noon


1:10 PM

Tribal Leader Fireside Chat: Veterans 

- Secretary Denis McDonough, Department of Veterans Affairs 

Video Remarks: Secretary Gina Raimondo, Department of  Commerce 

Tribal Leader Fireside Chat: Indigenous Knowledge 

- Chair Brenda Mallory, White House Council on Environmental Quality 

- Director Arati Prabhakar, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy 

2:30 PM 

White House Council on Native American Engagement  Sessions 

5:00 PM Closing Remarks

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