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  • "A small token of our appreciation": President Obama Honors the 2011 Citizens Medal Recipients

    "This year’s recipients of the Citizens Medal come from different backgrounds, but they share a commitment to a cause greater than themselves," said President Obama.

  • Head Start Awareness Month

    Yvette Sanchez Fuentes,Director of the Office of Head Start, honors the rich history of the federal education program and it's continued success in early childhood education.

  • The Anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act

    On the 17th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act the Office on Violence Against Women reflects on the great strides that have been made in addressing violence against women and recognizes that more needs to be done to create a society free from domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.

  • The American Jobs Act and Indian Country

    With unemployment among Native Americans at an unacceptably high rate, the President believes that inaction is not an option. That’s why the President has put out a plan to increase the pace of job creation, and why he has called on Congress to act on this plan.

  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center Builds National Capacity

    Jerry Reed, director of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), outlines how a national movement to address suicide as a preventable public health problem is helping to save lives.

  • Treasury Announces Awards to Benefit Low-Income and Distressed Native Communities

    Financial institutions serving Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities will receive awards that will allow them to increase lending services, start new microloan programs and increase their capacity to serve their target markets.

  • The American Family of Governments, Working Together to Strengthen America’s Economy

    Jefferson Keel, the current President of the National Congress of American Indians and the Lt. Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, shares his experience participating in the White House Rural Economic Forum in Iowa.

  • Putting Country Before Party

    Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer answers an op-ed from Republican Leadership in Congress.

  • White House Rural Council on the Road

    There are more than 100 events being held throughout the summer so that senior Administration officials can talk with Americans across the country

  • Across the Administration, Action for Healthy Communities

    In too many American communities, low-income and minority families shoulder a disproportionate burden of pollution in the places where they live, work and learn. This past week the Obama Administration took an important step to address those disparities when Federal leaders signed their agencies into Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Environmental Justice. At the highest levels of the Obama Administration, we are intent on ensuring Americans have equal opportunity to enjoy the health and economic benefits of a clean environment.