Secretary Jewell to Discuss White House Council on Native American Affairs

Office of the Secretary
6/26/2013


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.

WHO:

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

WHAT:

News Media Teleconference Call

WHEN:

Thursday, June 27, 2013, 1:30 Eastern Time // 10:30 am Pacific Time

MEDIA:

Members of the media may join the teleconference by dialing 1-888-810-6756 and providing the access code INTERIOR.


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