The First Lady Speaks

First Lady, Michelle Obama visited the Department of the Interior on February 9 and addressed the employees in the building. “For those of you focused on meeting the federal government’s obligations to the Native Americans,” she said, “understand that you have a wonderful partner in the White House right now.

Barack has pledged to honor the unique government-to-government relationship between tribes and the federal government. And he’ll soon appoint a policy advisor to his senior White House staff to work with tribes and across the government on these issues such as sovereignty, health care, education — all central to the well-being of Native American families and the prosperity of tribes all across this country.” Watch or read Michelle Obama’s speech at the Department of the Interior.

Reference: Manataka- May 2009