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December  2012

White House Tribal Nations Conference Set for December 5
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Washington D.C.:  President Barack Obama will host the White House Tribal Nations Conference on Wednesday, December 5, at the US Department of the Interior. This will be the President's fourth White House Tribal Nations Conference as he continues his efforts to strengthen government to government relations with Indian country.

The White House Tribal Nations Conference invites leaders from the 566 federally recognized tribes to interact directly with the President and his highest-level representatives. Each tribe is invited to send one representative to the conference.

Last year, President Obama made these remarks at the third White House Tribal National Conference:

"So this new relationship represents a major step forward.  It is change.  But I promised even more than that.  I told you that as President, I would work with you to tackle the most difficult problems facing Native American families.  And that's exactly what we've done.  We passed the Tribal Law and Order Act, and began making Indian Country a safer place to live.  We permanently authorized the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, and made quality health care accessible to more Native Americans."

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