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Secretary Jewell stands next to a Native American headdress

Media Advisory: Secretary Jewell to Celebrate a Major Milestone for Tribal Education

THU, JULY 30, 2015, 03:00 PM EST

ISLETA VILLAGE, N.M. – On Saturday, August 1st, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn in New Mexico to celebrate a major milestone related to tribal education. Read More >


Deputy Secretary Mike Connor stands next to an American flag

Media Advisory: Deputy Secretary Michael Connor, Mayor Michael A. Nutter to Make Major Youth Initiative Announcement to Benefit Philadelphia

THU, JULY 30, 2015, 12:00 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA – On Friday, July 31, U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor will join Mayor Michael A. Nutter for an announcement related to the Interior Department’s leadership of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative. Read More >


Secretary Sally Jewell high-fives a youth during a service project.

Chicago Selected as Priority City by U.S. Department of the Interior to Connect Youth to the Great Outdoors

TUE, JULY 28, 2015, 02:00 PM EST

CHICAGO – As part of the Interior Department’s leadership of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced Chicago has been selected as one of the first 50 cities to participate. Read More >


Secretary Sally Jewell stands with a youth volunteer.

Media Advisory: Secretary Jewell, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Make Major Youth Initiative Announcement

TUE, JULY 28, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

CHICAGO – On Tuesday, July 28, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a major announcement related to the Interior Department’s leadership of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative. Read More >


Wind turbines stand in the ocean and create wakes

Secretary Jewell, Director Hopper Laud Construction of Nation’s First Offshore Wind Farm

MON, JULY 27, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs and develop clean energy sources, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today celebrated a milestone for America’s first commercial scale offshore wind farm. Read More >