On November 30th and December 1st, 2022, President Joe Biden and Secretary Deb Haaland held the administration’s second White House Tribal Nations Summit. After hosting a virtual summit in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit was in person at the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C.
President Biden addressed tribal leaders on the first day of the Summit, saying, “I made a commitment that my administration would prioritize and respect nation-to-nation relationships, and I’m going to make sure that happens.” He continued, “On my watch, we’re ushering in a new era of — and advancing a way for the federal government to work with Tribal nations.”
The two-day Summit included speakers and panels highlighting many of the issues affecting Indian Country. The White House, cabinet secretaries, and federal agency officials announced a number of new policies and initiatives to strengthen the nation-to-nation relationship between the federal government and Indian tribes.
Below are links to the Summit recordings, documents, and other information:
- 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit Agenda
- Summit Livestream Recording – Day 1
- Summit Livestream Recording – Day 2
- Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Support Indian Country
- White House Tribal Nations Summit Progress Report
- New Policies and Initiatives Announced at White House Tribal Nations Summit
Patterson Earnhart Real Bird & Wilson LLP works with the White House, Members of Congress, and federal officials to advance the interests of its clients. To learn more about how we can assist your tribe in Washington, D.C., contact attorney Rollie Wilson in our D.C. office at (202) 340-8232.