It was a big week for Native Americans in Washington, D.C., last month.
The National Congress of American Indians debuted the Embassy of Tribal Nations (r.).
Also, hundreds of tribal leaders gathered at the White House for a meeting with the Obama administration during the first week of November, a promise made by the candidate during the campaign last fall. Most Native American leaders supported the Democratic candidate for election.
“Indian Country has been waiting for well over a decade for a meeting of this caliber with the President of the United States,” said Jefferson Keel, the president of the National Congress of American Indians. “I commend President Obama for setting this precedent for his administration’s nation-to-nation working relationship with tribes. We have an ambitious agenda to strengthen economic development and improve tribal government services.”