Jodi Gillette: Administration making progress in Indian Country

President Barack Obama speaks at the Cannon Ball Flag Day Powwow in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on June 13, 2014. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Jodi Gillette, the Special Assistant for Native American Affairs at the White House, highlights the release of the progress report from the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference:
In addition to hosting the Conference, the White House released its 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference Progress Report, Investing in the Future of Tribal Nations. The report highlights the Administration’s progress and accomplishments in Indian Country over the past year.

This year’s report features:

The announcement of Generation Indigenous (Gen I), a comprehensive initiative designed to address the education, physical and mental health, and social service needs of Native youth

New recommendations for reducing and mitigating the impact of violence on Native children from the Department of Justice’s Task Force on American Indian/Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence

New actions from the Administration’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, including a new $10 million program to help tribes prepare for the effects of climate change

The Administration’s continued efforts to strengthen the sovereignty of tribal nations, including the restoration of over 514,000 acres of land to tribal ownership

Increasing tribal control of schools through the comprehensive redesign of the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education

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