"Obama Promises Tribal Leaders Help With Environmental Issues"

"Representatives of 400 federally recognized tribal nations from across the United States gathered at the Department of the Interior today at the invitation of President Barack Obama for a conference the President called a "unique and historic event, the largest and most widely attended gathering of tribal leaders in our history."

President Obama and several of his Cabinet members met with the tribal leaders in the morning to listen and to assure them that the broken promises and condescending attitudes of the past would not be repeated under his administration. ...

In the question and answer session that followed the signing of the memorandum, many tribal leaders brought environmental and land rights issues to the President's attention."

Environment News Service had the story November 5, 2009.

Monday, November 9, 2009