Happenings in D.C.

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The Department of Interior building where Obama’s Tribal Nations Conference will take place tomorrow.

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Chairman Steve Ortiz meets with Native American inventor Thomas David Petite (Fond du Lac Chippewa) at the DOI.

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Chairman Ortiz, far right front, with the DOI Tribal Consultation team today in the Secretary’s Conference Room.

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Staff preparing for Obama’s appearance tomorrow in Sidney R. Yates Auditorium at the DOI.


Reception at the National Congress of American Indian (NCAI) headquarters. From left to right, Rob Porter, President Seneca Indian Nations, Steve Ortiz, PBPN Chairperson, Jefferson Keel, President, NCAI, and Jacqueline Pata, Executive Director, NCAI.

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Sunset at the Museum of the American Indian that is part of the Smithsonian Institute.