President Obama Announces 2011 White House Tribal Conference
Washington D.C.: On December 2, President Obama will host the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Department of the Interior.
This conference enables leaders from the 565 federally recognized tribes to interact directly with the President. They will also interact with the highest-level representatives of his Administration. Each tribe is invited to send one representative to the conference.
This will be the third White House Tribal Nations Conference for the Obama Administration. It builds upon his promise to strengthen the nation to nation relationship with Indian Country. Previous Presidents have not hosted such tribal conferences.
Last year, President Obama announced the United States' support of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples during the White House Tribal Conference.