UTTC president, David Gipp, to speak at White House conferenceNov 12th, 2013 | By dneumann | Category: Online TC News, Tribal College News, Web Exclusive
United Tribes Technical College (UTTC, Bismarck, ND) President David M. Gipp is scheduled to speak November 13 at the 5th Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C.
Gipp will discuss how former Attorney General, Robert F. Kennedy, set a new course 50 years ago that committed the United States to work for justice in Indian Country. The talk will be given to tribal and government leaders assembled at the U.S. Department of Interior. Following his speech, Gipp will introduce the nation’s current Attorney General, Eric Holder, who will remark on current issues facing Native America.
The conference will provide leaders from the 566 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with the president and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs. Each federally recognized tribe has been invited to send one representative.
The conference promises to build on President Obama’s commitment to strengthen the government-to-government relationship with Indian Country and to improve the lives of Native Americans.