WASHINGTON—Hundreds of tribal leaders are in Washington, D.C. to attend the Seventh Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference. President Barack Obama began the tribal nations conferences in his first year in office. All 566 federally acknowledged American Indian tribes are allowed to send one representative to the conference.
With only about 440 more days left of the Obama presidency, tribal leaders are anxious to see what the Obama administration will do for Indian Country before the president’s term ends on January 20, 2017. President Obama will address the tribal leaders at approximately 4:15 p.m. today.