From the White House

U.S. and Canada endorse the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

 

 photo credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

photo credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

President Obama meets with 12 tribal leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, on Dec. 15, 2010, to hear directly from Indian Country about their policy priorities and concerns.

The tribal leaders are: President Shirley of the Navajo Nation; Chairman Black Eagle of the Crow Tribe; Chairman Smith of the Pala Band of Mission Indians; Chief Red Eagle of the Osage Nation; Chairperson Edwards of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma; Chairman Barbry of the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Tribe; Chairman Hall of the Three Affiliated Tribes; Chairman Wright of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe; Chairman Hayes of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe; Chairman Cladoosby of the Swinomish Tribe; President Thomas of the Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska; Chairwoman Diver of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

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White House Tribal Nations Coverage on whitehouse.gov

Remarks by President Obama

US supports Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples