Leaders from more than 570 tribes in the United States are expected to attend the two-day event, with about XNUMX people speaking at the conference.
President Joe Biden announced what was happening Monday to promote security and justice for the American people at the first international conference since 2016, the White House said.
Leaders from more than 570 tribes in the United States are expected to attend the two-day event, with about XNUMX people speaking at the conference. The conference is being held in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic that has affected Native Americans and Alaskan Indians at inconsistent prices.
Mr Biden and first lady Jill Biden spoke on Monday, with Vice President Kamala Harris following Tuesday. Several Biden ministers have also been involved.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the conference coincides with National Native American Heritage Month and is being held by the White House for the first time. The meeting did not take place during the former Trump administration. Previous meetings were held in the Interior Department.
Biden will use the conference to announce measures to improve human security and justice for Native Americans and to protect private communities, the right to freedom of association and the sanctuary, “she said. Psaki.
Native Americans and Alaskan Indians are twice as likely to experience violent persecution, and possibly twice as many rapes or rapes as other nations, according to the Association on American Indian Affairs.
Since taking office in January, Biden has done a number of things that the White House says are a testament to his commitment to nations.
Some of them cite the name of Deb Haaland, a former New Mexico consultant, as the first Native American to head the interior ministry, a powerful federal organization that has had an impact on US nations for generations. Ms. Haaland is a member of Laguna Pueblo.
Biden’s coronavirus aid program includes $ 31 billion for ethnic groups, and regulators have also worked with national leaders to help develop the COVID-19 vaccine among Native Americans among the country’s top officials, the White House said.
Biden was also the first President to make a proclamation on October 11 as Indians’ Day, which encouraged long-term efforts to re-establish the federal holiday celebration for Christopher Columbus in honor of Eni.
Earlier this year, Jill Biden spent two days in April visiting the Navajo Nation headquarters in Window Rock, Arizona.