Kevin K. Washburn attends his first White House Tribal Nations Conference as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. The conference provides tribal leaders this important opportunity to speak directly with officials at the highest levels of federal government, and hear from the president himself, about Indian Country issues.
December 12, 2012 at 10:10 AM ET by Kevin K. Washburn
The 2012 White House Tribal Nations Conference continues to build upon the President’s commitment to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with Indian Country, and a new report examines the President’s agenda and how this Administration, by working together with tribes, has made a difference for American Indians and Alaska Natives
On December 5, 2012, President Obama will host representatives invited from each of the 566 federally recognized American Indian tribes, and Alaska Native Villages, at the 2012 White House Tribal Nations Conference.
December 4, 2012 at 11:53 AM ET by Charlie Galbraith
On December 5, 2012, the White House will host representatives invited from each federally recognized tribe at the 2012 White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C. Learn more and find answers to frequently asked questions here.
November 29, 2012 at 10:15 AM ET by Charlie Galbraith
The efforts to help dads be better dads got a big boost at the second New Mexico Fatherhood Forum. Hosted by the New Mexico Alliance for Fathers and Families at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, this gathering highlighted the efforts of President Obama’s responsible fatherhood initiative and many others.
This week marks the two-year anniversary of the enactment of the Tribal Law and Order Act, and as implementation of the law continues, the Act is already improving the Federal Government’s ability to work with Indian tribes in the investigation and prosecution of crime impacting tribal communities.
New authority granted by the HEARTH Act has the potential to significantly reduce the time it takes to approve leases for homes and small businesses in Indian Country, promoting investment in tribal communities and facilitating economic development
Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service published new guidance today on allocating Tribal Economic Development Bonds, which provides Tribes with the authority to issue tax-exempt debt for a range of activities that spur job creation and promote economic growth in Indian country.
At an event marking the one-year anniversary of Let’s Move! in Indian Country, a panel showcases leaders from across Indian Country who have made significant contributions in addressing the health concerns of our nation.
The Obama Administration announces another step towards preparing the next generation of Native American students for success with the launch of the “State-Tribal Education Partnership” – or STEP – pilot program.
June 8, 2012 at 9:00 AM ET by Jodi Gillette and Roberto Rodriguez
The White House hosts a panel discussion of leaders who have contributed to the progress of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! in Indian Country initiative and whose work can be expanded across Indian Country.
If Congress doesn’t act, interest rates will double on July 1 for more than 7.4 million students with subsidized federal Stafford Loans. Approximately 63,000 Native American borrowers would see their loans increase.
April 25, 2012 at 11:10 AM ET by Francesca L. Covey
The Department of Labor's proposed tribal consultation policy creates a formal process through which the department will engage in consultation with federally recognized tribes on actions or policies that will have significant impact on tribal nations.
Lead by Chairman Harold "Gus" Frank, the Potawatomi Community proves their commitment to protecting Mother Earth and "ensuring that future generations will have access to clean air, water and land," by incorporating renewable and energy-efficient initatives into their daily lives.
The Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior announce the settlement of breach-of-trust lawsuits between the U.S. government and more than 40 federally recognized American Indian Tribes.
April 11, 2012 at 6:26 PM ET by Tony West and Ignacia S. Moreno
On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, senior members of the Obama Administration will join tribal leaders to announce a significant step forward in the resolution of tribal trust cases pending against the United States.
John Berry, Director of the Office of Personnel Management, highlights the numerous benefits that the Affordable Care Act has provided to Indian tribes, tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations.