Biden administration relaunches White House Council on Native American Affairs
April 16, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Joe Biden administration is relaunching the White House Council on Native American Affairs (WHCNAA) as it seeks to strengthen the federal government's relationship with tribal nations.
The first meeting of the revived council takes place next week. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, who is making history as the first Native person in a presidential cabinet, will serve as chair of the U.S. government-wide initiative.
"The White House Council on Native American Affairs represents an important commitment to strengthen Tribal sovereignty, uphold our commitment to Tribal Nations, and honor the United States' nation-to-nation relationships," said Haaland, who is the first Native person to lead the Department of the Interior, in a statement provided first to Indianz.Com.