Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference opens in DC


Hundreds of tribal leaders, along with Native youth, are in Washington, D.C., today for the seventh White House Tribal Nations Conference.

This year's event is being held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, near the White House. It opens at 8:30am Eastern and will feature a handful of Cabinet officials during the morning session.

President Barack Obama is slated to appear later in the afternoon at around 4:15pm. In addition to addressing tribal leaders, he will speak with Native youth who have been selected to participate in the conference. Questions are being solicited on Twitter via #GenIAsksObama.


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