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Department of the Interior - 8 Years of Progress in Indian Country

September 26, 2016

Eight years ago, President Obama pledged to make the government-to-government relationship with Indian Country a top priority under his administration. And every year since 2008, hundreds of tribal leaders from across the country, representing 567 federally recognized tribes have come together, bringing their concerns to the table, and building relationships with the president and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs at the annual White House Tribal Nations Conference.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4b3q0Bo5xM&feature=youtu.be 

2016 will be the President’s -- and Secretary Jewell’s, co-chair of the council – 8th and final conference, and through their leadership, it has been a year of continued progress when it comes to the Administration’s trust relationship with the Nation’s first people. In just eight short years, we’ve seen the beginnings of a transformation on Indian education reform, progress on clean energy and economic development, worked toward ending health disparities in tribal communities, and empowered Native youth so they can have a bright future.

 

But there is more work to do.

 

We look forward to engaging with everyone at the conference and those who are following along online throughout the week. We hope you'll watch highlights of all that has been achieved in Indian Country.

 

For those who can't attend the conference, watch it live at DOI.gov/live.

 

Thanks,

Interior Department

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