Biden pledges new commitments, respect for tribal nations at two-day Washington summit

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From NHO News by Felicia Fonseca and Fatima Hussein, Associated Press

At first in-person summit on tribal affairs in six years, Biden said he’ll foster “respect for Indigenous knowledge and tribal consultations” in government decision-making

President Joe Biden on Wednesday pledged to give Native Americans a stronger voice in federal affairs, promising at the first in-person summit on tribal affairs in six years that he will bolster tribal consultations, inclusion of Indigenous knowledge in decision-making and funding for communities struggling with the impacts of climate change.

Biden spoke on the opening day of the two-day White House Tribal Nations Summit to representatives from hundreds of Native American and Alaska Native tribes, reiterating and announcing a series of new commitments. The summit coincides with National Native American Heritage Month, which is celebrated in November.

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