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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-24-11 09:37 PM
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President Obama Announces 2011 White House Tribal Nations Conference
The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
October 24, 2011
President Obama Announces 2011 White House Tribal Nations Conference

WASHINGTON On Friday, December 2, 2011, President Obama will host the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Department of the Interior. As part of President Obamas 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. Each federally recognized tribe will be invited to send one representative to the conference. This will be the third White House Tribal Nations Conference for the Obama Administration, and continues to build upon the Presidents commitment to strengthen the nation to nation relationship with Indian Country. Additional details about the conference will be released at a later date.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/10/24/president-obama-announces-2011-white-house-tribal-nations-conference

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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-24-11 10:25 PM
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-25-11 12:01 AM
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2. Remarks by the President at the 2010 White House Tribal Nations Conference
For Immediate Release
December 16, 2010
Remarks by the President at the White House Tribal Nations Conference
Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

9:39 A.M. EST

Yesterday, I had the chance to meet with several tribal leaders at the White House, continuing a conversation that began long before I was President. And while Im glad to have the opportunity to speak with you this morning, Im also very eager to see the results of todays meeting. I want to hear more from you about how we can strengthen the relationship between our governments, whether in education or health care, or in fighting crime or in creating jobs.

And thats why were here today. Thats a promise Ive made to you. I remember, more than two years ago, in Montana, I visited the Crow Nation -- one of the many times I met with tribal leaders on the campaign trail. You may know that on that trip, I became an adopted Crow Indian. My Crow name is One Who Helps People Throughout the Land. (Applause.) And my wife, when I told her about this, she said, You should be named One Who Isnt Picking Up His Shoes and His Socks. (Laughter.)

Now -- but I like the first name better. And I want you to know that Im working very hard to live up to that name.


What I said then was that as President I would make sure that you had a voice in the White House. (Applause.) I said that so long as I held this office, never again would Native Americans be forgotten or ignored. (Applause.) And over the past two years, my administration, working hand in hand with many of you, has strived to keep that promise. And youve had strong partners in Kim Teehee, my senior advisor for Native American issues, and Jodi Gillette, in our Intergovernmental Affairs office. You can give them a big round of applause. They do outstanding work. (Applause.)

Last year, we held the largest gathering of tribal leaders in our history. And at that conference -- you remember, most of you were there -- I ordered every Cabinet agency to promote more consultation with the tribal nations. Because I dont believe that the solutions to any of our problems can be dictated solely from Washington. Real change depends on all of us doing our part.

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2010/12/16/remarks-president-white-house-tribal-nations-conference
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