Tribal Nations Take Pride in President Obama's Efforts
The bright proud colorful flags of Indian Tribes were evident among the buoyant spirits and ebullient smiles of those members of Tribal Nations that assembled at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center for the 7th Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference. The Conference centered on the president and members of his cabinet that discussed issues of importance to tribal leaders, with an emphasis on ways the Administration can continue to make progress on improving the nation-to-nation relationship and ensure these gains continue in future administrations.
President Obama has been the most well traveled in history in terms of visiting the land of many tribes throughout the USA. This year, the president visited Alaska and the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma. A slew of new initiatives and funding programs were announced for the Tribal Nations, touching on areas of import such as Reducing Systemic homelessness, collaborating to increase protections for sacred sites, providing opportunities for native youth, secondary and college education, drug rehabilitation, poverty,job growth, waster supplies, environmental concerns and many others.