December 05, 2012 –
MAYETTA: Chairman Steve Ortiz is among the 566 representatives from federally recognized American Indian tribes and Alaska Native Villages today at the White House Tribal Nations Conference where President Obama is scheduled to make an appearance at the closing session this afternoon.
Below is the agenda for today’s conference and links to online viewing of the opening and closing sessions at www.WhiteHouse.gov/Live and also at www.DOI.gov/Live.
Opening Session, 9:00am – 10:30am EST
Secretary Ken Salazar, Department of the Interior
Secretary Arne Duncan, Department of Education
Deputy Secretary Neal Wolin, Department of the Treasury
Acting Secretary Rebecca Blank, Department of Commerce
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Department of Health and Human Services
Secretary Tom Vilsack, Department of Agriculture
Closing Session, 1:30pm – 3:30pm EST
Leaders of Each Tribal Leaders Breakout Session
Secretary Ray LaHood, Department of Transportation
Secretary Hilda Solis, Department of Labor
President Barack Obama
The White House Tribal Nations Conference is the cornerstone of the Administration’s outreach and engagement with tribal governments and the dialogue and lessons learned will help shape federal policy in the weeks, months and years to come. We would like to sincerely thank all tribal leaders who will be taking part in the White House Tribal Nations Conference and we look forward to our continued collaboration and dialogue.