WASHINGTON - The White House is advising that President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will be attending the upcoming White House Tribal Nations Summit in person.
The duo is scheduled to appear at the kickoff of the two-day event on Wednesday this week at the U.S. Interior Department headquarters in D.C.
This will be the first in-person White House tribal summit since the last year of the Obama administration. Hundreds of tribal leaders are expected to attend. All 574 federally-recognized tribes have been invited to send a representative.
The summit will additionally be live streamed on the Interior website. It is expected to be fully on the record, although select tribal leaders will likely have private meetings with administration officials, as in past years.
The full White House advisory follows:
The President and the Vice President will deliver remarks at the White House Tribal Nations Summit, hosted at the Department of the Interior. The first in-person Tribal Nations Summit of the Biden-Harris Administration will allow federal officials and Tribal leaders to meaningfully engage about ways to invest in and strengthen Native communities today and for generations to come.
The event is set to feature several sit-down sessions with tribal leaders and top federal officials on a bevy of federal-tribal trust responsibilities, sovereignty, infrastructure, and economic development issues, organizers tell Indigenous Wire. Matters of equity will likely be prominent.
They also say to expect to see Native mental and physical health, education, climate and clean energy, justice and public safety, as well as topics related to veterans highlighted.
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