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Obama Announces Final White House Tribal Nations Conference

The White House just announced that President Barack Obama will host the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference on September 26 in Washington D.C.
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The White House just announced that President Barack Obama will host the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference on September 26 in Washington D.C.

This year’s conference will be the eighth and final opportunity for leaders of the 567 federally recognized tribes to express their concerns and issues with the Obama administration.

The conference allows tribal leaders to interact directly with high-level federal government officials and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs.

Last year Obama unveiled his Generation Indigenous initiative, while department heads shared other key announcements.

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One representative from each federally recognized tribe will be able to attend the conference, which looks to build upon the President’s continued commitment to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with Indian country.