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White House Tribal Nations Conference


November 13, 2013

Secretary Jewell kicked off the White House Tribal Nations Conference on November 13th, 2013. President Obama and Secretary Jewell addressed leaders from the 566 federally recognized tribes.


  • Secretary Jewell noted significant progress in the federal government’s efforts to expand and institutionalize consultation with tribal nations on a spectrum of initiatives. "I am proud to work for a President who has demonstrated a lasting and meaningful commitment to upholding a strong government-to-government relationship with tribal nations,” said Jewell. Photo: Tami Heilemann.
    Secretary Jewell speaking at the Tribal Nationsl Conference
  • President Barack Obama speaks at the White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Department of the Interior in Washington, DC. Photo: Tami Heilemann.
    President Obama
  • President Obama meets with the crowd at the White House Tribal Nations Conference. Representatives from all 566 federally recognized tribes were invited. Photo: Tami Heilemann.
    President Obama with a crowd of listeners
  • Secretary Jewell meets Navajo Code Talkers from World War II at the Conference. Photo: Tami Heilemann.
    Secretary Jewell with Navajo Code talkers from WWII
  • American Indians in traditional dress parade the flags into the Tribal Nations Conference. Photo: Tami Heilemann.
    Parade of flags
  • Secretary Jewell speaking at the Tribal Nationsl Conference
  • President Obama
  • President Obama with a crowd of listeners
  • Secretary Jewell with Navajo Code talkers from WWII
  • Parade of flags