As part of his commitment to strengthening nation-to-nation relationships with Indian tribes, President Obama hosted his sixth White House Tribal Nations Conference in December 2014. The Conference built on the President’s trip to the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation last summer, where he dedicated efforts to improve opportunities for Native youth and affirmed his promise to work together with tribes on education and economic development in Indian Country.
In addition to hosting the Conference, the White House released its 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference Progress Report, Investing in the Future of Tribal Nations. The report highlights the Administration’s progress and accomplishments in Indian Country over the past year.
This year’s report features:
“We’re all one family . . . Your nations have made extraordinary contributions to this country. Your children represent the best of this country and its future. Together, we can make sure that every Native young person is treated like a valuable member not only of your nation, but of the American family.”
Download the report here: Investing in the Future of Tribal Nations
Jodi Gillette is the Special Assistant for Native American Affairs at the White House Domestic Policy Council.