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United South and Eastern Tribes: Indian Country can't be 'asleep at the wheel'
United South and Eastern Tribes: Indian Country can't be 'asleep at the wheel' (May 8, 2019)

Once again, encapsulated within a 24 word tweet today, President Trump has demonstrated his authentic disrespect and disregard towards Indian Country.


Karen Diver: President Obama ushers in a new era in federal-tribal relations
Karen Diver: President Obama ushers in a new era in federal-tribal relations (January 3, 2017)

The Special Assistant to President Barack Obama for Native American Affairs, announces the release of a report that details some of the policy advances of the last eight years.


Republican Donald Trump secures huge victory in stunning upset
Republican Donald Trump secures huge victory in stunning upset (November 9, 2016)

Tribes are entering a new and unknown era with a Republican in the White House and Republicans in control of Congress.


Another big week as Standing Rock Sioux Tribe heads back to court
Another big week as Standing Rock Sioux Tribe heads back to court (October 3, 2016)

Sacred sites and big dollar signs are in focus as a federal appeals court takes on the #NoDAPL controversy.


Barack Obama: Creating a future worthy for the seven generations
Barack Obama: Creating a future worthy for the seven generations (September 30, 2016)

'Our country has accomplished so much in the past eight years, and our tribal nations have been central to that progress.'


Editorial: President Obama keeps his promises to Indian Country
Editorial: President Obama keeps his promises to Indian Country (September 30, 2016)

'At a time when many Americans roll their eyes at campaign promises, it’s heartening to see a president deliver on his.'


County sheriff announces additional arrests of #NoDAPL resisters
County sheriff announces additional arrests of #NoDAPL resisters (September 28, 2016)

Social media lit up with reports of yet another confrontation in North Dakota.


House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment
House approves national water bill without #NoDAPL amendment (September 28, 2016)

Lawmakers worked late into the night to address a water crisis but not the one being followed by Indian Country.


Ute Tribe continues battle against 'modern day Indian land grab'
Ute Tribe continues battle against 'modern day Indian land grab' (September 28, 2016)

Chairman Shaun Chapoose attended the White House Tribal Nations Conference and met with the White House Council on Native American Affairs amid the controversy.


Memorandum of understanding for treaty rights in the works
Memorandum of understanding for treaty rights in the works (September 27, 2016)

'Tribal treaty rights are the law of the land,' the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency said at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.


More tribes settle trust fund lawsuits as Obama era nears its end
More tribes settle trust fund lawsuits as Obama era nears its end (September 27, 2016)

More than 100 tribes have gone to court to seek an accounting of their trust funds and trust assets and most of the cases have been settled.


President Obama praises Comanche Nation woman in speech
President Obama praises Comanche Nation woman in speech (September 27, 2016)

A letter from Lindsay Early gained a prominent mention during the White House Tribal Nations Conference.


White House: Indigenous voices in the Obama administration
White House: Indigenous voices in the Obama administration (September 27, 2016)

President Barack Obama has appointed a record number of Native Americans during his administration and Native women are among those with top positions.


President Barack Obama hosts final White House Tribal Nations Conference
President Barack Obama hosts final White House Tribal Nations Conference (September 27, 2016)

The president's speech barely hit the 12-minute mark but enthusiasm was strong among the hundreds gathered in Washington, D.C.


President Barack Obama at White House Tribal Nations Conference
President Barack Obama at White House Tribal Nations Conference (September 26, 2016)

Remarks by President Barack Obama at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.


Obama administration asks tribes about infrastructure projects
Obama administration asks tribes about infrastructure projects (September 23, 2016)

The #NoDAPL movement is forcing federal agencies to re-examine their handling of large projects.


Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close
Tribes face uncertainty on land-into-trust as Obama era comes to a close (September 21, 2016)

With a new president on the horizon, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has just four more months to reach its goal of placing 500,000 acres in trust.


White House Tribal Nations Conference expands to a second day
White House Tribal Nations Conference expands to a second day (August 31, 2016)

The final conference of the Obama era is taking place September 27 and September 27 in Washington, D.C.


End of an era nears with final White House Tribal Nations Conference
End of an era nears with final White House Tribal Nations Conference (August 9, 2016)

The annual meeting takes place September 26 in Washington, D.C., much earlier than usual.


Attorney General Loretta Lynch meets with Alaska Native leaders
Attorney General Loretta Lynch meets with Alaska Native leaders (June 9, 2016)

The marks the start of a new government-to-government relationship between the Department of Justice and Alaska tribes.


Tribal leaders in Great Plains welcome Hillary Clinton's experience
Tribal leaders in Great Plains welcome Hillary Clinton's experience (June 3, 2016)

Tribal leaders are embracing Hillary Clinton but rival Bernie Sanders has vowed to keep fighting until the Democratic convention in July.


President Barack Obama hosted meeting with tribal leaders in DC
President Barack Obama hosted meeting with tribal leaders in DC (March 1, 2016)

Chief Patrick Lambert of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians was among the group of 16 who met with the president on February 23.


Jacqueline Keeler: Bernie Sanders outlines Indian policy goals
Jacqueline Keeler: Bernie Sanders outlines Indian policy goals (February 16, 2016)

Nicole Willis, a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, and the former deputy director of First Americans at Obama for America is the new Native American advisor to the campaign.


Native student heads to Obama's last State of the Union speech
Native student heads to Obama's last State of the Union speech (January 11, 2016)

Lydia Doza, who is Alaska Native, is ttending the speech as a special guest of First Lady Michelle Obama.


Tribes and activists celebrate rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline
Tribes and activists celebrate rejection of Keystone XL Pipeline (November 9, 2015)

Leaders in South Dakota spent seven years rallying opposition to a project that would have crossed treaty-protected territories.


Obama takes aim at racist mascots and harmful stereotypes
Obama takes aim at racist mascots and harmful stereotypes (November 6, 2015)

'If you’re living in a society that devalues your culture, or perpetuates stereotypes, you may be devaluing yourself,' the president said at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.


Leader of San Carlos Apache Tribe apologizes for costume
Leader of San Carlos Apache Tribe apologizes for costume (November 6, 2015)

Terry Rambler took responsibility for dressing up in blackface and for posting a photo of his offensive costume on Facebook.


Transcript: President Obama at Tribal Nations Conference
Transcript: President Obama at Tribal Nations Conference (November 6, 2015)

Transcript of remarks by President Barack Obama at the seventh annual White House Tribal Nations Conference.


Adidas launches effort to help schools with harmful mascots
Adidas launches effort to help schools with harmful mascots (November 5, 2015)

The German-based company will offer design support and financial assistance to high schools that want to get rid of their 'Indian' mascots.


Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference opens in DC
Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference opens in DC (November 5, 2015)

Hundreds of tribal leaders and Native youth are in the nation's capital for the seventh conference with President Barack Obama.


Fact Sheet: White House Tribal Nations Conference in 2015
Fact Sheet: White House Tribal Nations Conference in 2015 (November 5, 2015)

President Barack Obama is hosting the seventh annual White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C.


Obama to speak with Native youth at Tribal Nations Conference
Obama to speak with Native youth at Tribal Nations Conference (November 2, 2015)

The president will address tribal leaders and engage in a 'conversation' with Native youth at the seventh annual event.


Obama issues proclamation for Native American Heritage Month
Obama issues proclamation for Native American Heritage Month (October 30, 2015)

November has almost arrived and that means another Native American Heritage Month.


White House Tribal Nations Conference on November 5 in D.C.
White House Tribal Nations Conference on November 5 in D.C. (October 20, 2015)

This year's event will be the seventh and next to last for President Barack Obama, who is leaving office in January 2017.


Alaska Federation of Natives hosts welcome event for Obama
Alaska Federation of Natives hosts welcome event for Obama (August 17, 2015)

The president will focus on climate change during his first extended visit to the 49th state.


President Obama invites Native youth to White House on July 9
President Obama invites Native youth to White House on July 9 (April 27, 2015)

Some 800 youth are to be selected to participate in the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering in Washington, D.C.


Interview: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Native youth focus
Interview: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Native youth focus (March 11, 2015)

We have been working within the Department of the Interior on doing a better job for Native American youth than we ever have before.


Jodi Gillette: Administration making progress in Indian Country
Jodi Gillette: Administration making progress in Indian Country (March 2, 2015)

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.


Lac Courte Oreilles Band joins immersion school with BIE school
Lac Courte Oreilles Band joins immersion school with BIE school (January 20, 2015)

The Waadookodaading was facing financial pressures but will continue its mission to preserve the Ojibwe language.


Congress clears bill to extend VAWA tribal provisions to Alaska
Congress clears bill to extend VAWA tribal provisions to Alaska (December 12, 2014)

The bill heads to President Barack Obama a week after Vice President Joe Biden drew new attention to the issue.


Lac Courte Oreilles youth represent tribe at White House meeting
Lac Courte Oreilles youth represent tribe at White House meeting (December 10, 2014)

Preston and Niizhoo Sullivan sang for President Barack Obama and got to meet him.


Senate backs measure to extend VAWA tribal provisions to Alaska
Senate backs measure to extend VAWA tribal provisions to Alaska (December 9, 2014)

The Alaska issue gained renewed focus after Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the White House Tribal Nations Conference last week.


NPR: DOJ to assert greater role in Indian Child Welfare Act cases
NPR: DOJ to assert greater role in Indian Child Welfare Act cases (December 8, 2014)

Attorney General Eric Holder said the Department of Justice will take action to prevent the 'unnecessary and illegal removal' of Indian children from Indian homes.


Tom Vilsack: USDA is making progress in partnership with tribes
Tom Vilsack: USDA is making progress in partnership with tribes (December 5, 2014)

This administration has worked each day to provide Native Americans with improved housing, better educational opportunities, clean water and sanitation, and the opportunity to create good jobs.


President Obama makes Native youth a priority in administration
President Obama makes Native youth a priority in administration (December 4, 2014)

The Generation Indigenous initiative includes a Cabinet listening tour and the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering.


Videos from sixth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference
Videos from sixth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference (December 4, 2014)

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden spoke at this year's event.


Vice President Biden calls for inclusion of Alaska tribes in VAWA
Vice President Biden calls for inclusion of Alaska tribes in VAWA (December 4, 2014)

Alaska tribes are excluded from provisions in the Violence Against Women Act that recognize tribal jurisdiction over non-Indian offenders.


White House recognizes two tribes as Climate Action Champions
White House recognizes two tribes as Climate Action Champions (December 4, 2014)

The Blue Lake Rancheria in California and the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe in Michigan were selected for their efforts to address climate change.


White House Fact Sheet: Sixth annual Tribal Nations Conference
White House Fact Sheet: Sixth annual Tribal Nations Conference (December 3, 2014)

Information from the White House about the sixth annual White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C.


White House to host first-ever Tribal Youth Gathering next year
White House to host first-ever Tribal Youth Gathering next year (December 3, 2014)

President Obama is building on his visit with tribal youth on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation this past June.


President Obama welcomes 12 tribal leaders to White House
President Obama welcomes 12 tribal leaders to White House (December 2, 2014)

The tribal leaders represent 12 regions in Indian Country.


Vice President Joe Biden to address Tribal Nations Conference
Vice President Joe Biden to address Tribal Nations Conference (December 2, 2014)

The vice president will focus on landmark provisions in the Violence Against Women Act that recognize tribal authority over non-Indian offenders.


White House invites youth to DC for Tribal Nations Conference
White House invites youth to DC for Tribal Nations Conference (November 26, 2014)

A few dozen youth from across Indian Country will be taking part in the meeting on December 3.


Tentative schedule for White House Tribal Nations Conference
Tentative schedule for White House Tribal Nations Conference (November 26, 2014)

President Barack Obama is expected to join tribal leaders on the afternoon of December 3.


Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux youth to join White House meet
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux youth to join White House meet (November 21, 2014)

Last year a star freshman point guard inspired a reservation with a message of hope designed to prevent suicide.


White House Tribal Nations Conference takes place December 3
White House Tribal Nations Conference takes place December 3 (October 20, 2014)

President Barack Obama has held the conference every years since 2009.


Task force on Native children and violence set for first meeting
Task force on Native children and violence set for first meeting (December 5, 2013)

The Advisory Committee of the Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence holds its first public hearing on Monday.


APRN: Alaska Native leaders attend Tribal Nations Conference
APRN: Alaska Native leaders attend Tribal Nations Conference (November 18, 2013)

Alaska Native leaders welcome a chance to meet with President Barack Obama and his Cabinet at the annual White House Tribal Nations Conference.


Fawn Sharp: Tribes need more than an annual listening session
Fawn Sharp: Tribes need more than an annual listening session (November 15, 2013)

Fawn Sharp, the president of the Quinault Nation of Washington, calls on President Barack Obama to engage in true nation-to-nation dialogue with tribes.


Secretary Sally Jewell: BIA's goal to acquire more land in trust
Secretary Sally Jewell: BIA's goal to acquire more land in trust (November 15, 2013)

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says the Bureau of Indian Affairs has set a goal to place more than 500,000 acres in trust by the end of the Obama administration.