White House and Interior, Education Officials to Preview President's Proposed FY2016 Budget Initiatives for Native Youth, Indian Education

1/29/2015
Last edited 4/27/2016


WASHINGTON, D.C. – TODAY, Thursday, January 29, 2015, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Interior Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Kevin Washburn will join Jodi Gillette, President Obama's Special Assistant for Native American Affairs, in a 3:30 p.m. EST teleconference to preview the Administration's proposed fiscal year 2016 budget initiatives for Native Youth and Indian Education.

Today's preview discussion will focus on the Departments of the Interior and Education fiscal year 2016 budget portions of an integrative, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate approach across the federal government to help improve lives and opportunities for Native American youth.

WHO:

Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education
Jodi Gillette, Special Assistant to the President for Native American Affairs
Kevin Washburn, Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs

WHAT:

News media teleconference on President's FY 2016 Budget for Native Youth

WHEN:

Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:30 p.m. EST

MEDIA:

All credentialed news organizations are invited to participate in the news media teleconference by dialing 1-888-790-3248 and providing the access code INTERIOR. News media will have an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.