A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Secretary Jewell to Discuss White House Council on Native American Affairs
Office of the Secretary
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, June 27, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will hold a news media conference call with reporters to discuss President Obama's establishment of the White House Council on Native American Affairs. Members of the media may participate in the call by dialing 1-888-810-6756 and providing the access code INTERIOR.
The press call will immediately follow Secretary Jewell's remarks at the closing session of the National Congress of American Indians Mid Year Conference in Reno, Nevada. Secretary Jewell will discuss Interior's ongoing work to uphold President Obama's commitment to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with Tribal Nations.
Established in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians is the oldest and largest association of tribal governments in the United States. Secretary's Jewell's remarks will begin at 9:30 am Pacific Time in the Grand Ballroom at the Atlantis Casino Resort.
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at Interior
Jodi Gillette, Senior Policy Advisor for Native American Affairs, White House Domestic Policy Council
News Media Teleconference Call
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 1:30 Eastern Time // 10:30 am Pacific Time
Members of the media may join the teleconference by dialing 1-888-810-6756 and providing the access code INTERIOR.