First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Department of Interior today and revealed that President Barack Obama would appoint a special advisor on Native American issues. Here is what she said:
And for those of you focused on meeting the federal government’s obligations to the Native Americans, 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.