White House Tribal Nations Summit Progress Report   [open pdf - 497KB]

From the Document: "President Biden's relationship with Native Americans is built on respect for Tribal sovereignty and self-governance, honoring federal trust and treaty responsibilities, and conducting regular, meaningful, and robust consultation with Tribal Nations. Since taking office in January 2021, the Biden-Harris Administration has already taken a number of historic steps to bolster the Nation-to-Nation relationship and invest in Tribal communities. [...] President Biden reinstated the White House Council on Native American Affairs (WHCNAA) in his first 100 days in office, hired an Executive Director, and formed six interagency committees focused on Health; Education; Climate Change, Homelands and Treaties; Energy, Infrastructure, and Economic Development; Public Safety and Justice; and International Indigenous Issues. The WHCNAA was originally formed by President Obama in June 2013 through an Executive Order to 'improve coordination of federal programs and the use of resources available to Tribal communities.' In 2022, the WHCNAA will host at least three Tribal leader engagement sessions to seek input and discuss the work of the Council. This is in addition to the engagement with Tribal leaders through the White House Tribal Nations Summit. [...] The President is committed to hosting an annual White House Tribal Nations Summit. The first summit in November 2021 is an opportunity for the President and senior leaders from his Administration to meet with Tribal leaders and engage in Nation-to-Nation dialogue on critical issues in Indian Country."

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