Nation to Nation conference

On Thursday, November 5th, 2009, President Obama hosted the White House Tribal Nations Conference. As part of President Obama's sustained outreach to the American people, this conference provided leaders from the 564 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with the President and representatives from the highest levels of his Administration. (

Alaska tribes to help fashion consultation plan

Posted on November 30th, 2009

Alaska Natives can help spell out how the U.S. Department of the Interior will consult with tribes on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Anchorage Hilton's Aleutian Room.

Watch President Obama's conference with tribes

Posted on November 10th, 2009

Find links to video of the White House Tribal Nations Conference held on Nov. 5 below

Alaskans say Obama, cabinet taking serious look at Native issues

Posted on November 6th, 2009

Here's what some Alaska Natives who attended the Tribal Nations Conference on Thursday had to say about why Natives would benefit from the meeting --

More funding requested to help combat violent crime, rape

Posted on November 5th, 2009

Jerry Isaac, president of the Tanana Chiefs Conference in the Interior, spoke during a panel covering public safety.

Interior secretary's opening remarks

Posted on November 5th, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC. - More than 400 members of federally recognized tribes gathered today at the Department of the Interior at a Tribal Nations Conference hosted by President Barack Obama, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Cabinet Members. Secretary Salazar's opening remarks at the conference, as prepared for delivery, are below:

The memorandum Obama signed

Posted on November 5th, 2009


Secretary Chu promises to continue working with tribes on energy

Posted on November 5th, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today at the White House Tribal Nations Conference, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu highlighted the Department of Energy's continued commitment to partnering with Native Americans to support the development of clean energy projects on tribal lands that will help reduce energy use, limit carbon pollution, and create new jobs for tribal communities across the country, according to a written statement.

Obama's statements

Posted on November 5th, 2009

The following is a trasncript of Obama's remarks during the Tribal Nations Conference on Thursday, Nov. 5. The remarks were compiled by the White House and released to reporters.

Alaskans call Obama tribal conference a beginning

Posted on November 5th, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Alaska Natives who attended a historic tribal meeting punctuated by speeches from President Barack Obama said they were overjoyed at the administration's promises to help tribes.


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