Obama Hosting Second Tribal Nations Summit in December

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC

The Obama Administration will host a second Tribal Nations Summit next month. White House senior policy advisor for Native American issues, Kimberley Teehee, announced plans for the gathering Monday at the National Congress of American Indians annual convention, the country’s largest gathering of tribal leaders and governments.

The Dec. 16 summit will be held in Washington, and each of the nation’s 565 federally recognized tribes will be invited to send one representative.

The Obama Administration hosted a first Tribal Nations Summit last November at the Interior Department.  President Obama addressed the attendees, who’d come from all over the country, including Alaska.

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