Published on Jan 17, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. | U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke is confirmed to attend the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 2018 Executive Council Winter Session (ECWS) at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C., which will be held from Monday, February 12 to Thursday, February 15, 2018.
“We look forward to welcoming Secretary Zinke to NCAI’s Executive Council Winter Session, our first conference of the new year,” said NCAI President Jefferson Keel. “There is much we can work on together to address the needs of tribes as we strengthen Indian Country’s relationship with the Department of the Interior.”
Upholding the federal government’s trust responsibilities to the 567 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, the Department of the Interior (DOI) also oversees the responsible development of conventional and renewable energy supplies on public lands and waters and is the largest supplier and manager of water in the 17 Western states. As the 52nd U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Zinke leads more than 70,000 employees who supervise 20 percent of the nation’s lands, including national parks, monuments, wildlife refuges and other public lands.
Pre-register for press credentials using the form here: http://bit.ly/2m4o5Yi.
On-site press credentialing for ECWS takes place on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST. Credentialed press have access to all plenary sessions, as well as those sessions noted for press access on the agenda.
Please note all press are required to wear press badges at all times and are asked to announce themselves to the moderator of each session they plan on attending.
For additional information, please see the draft agenda for ECWS here or contact NCAI Communications Associate Erin Weldon with any questions at NCAIpress@ncai.org.
About the National Congress of American Indians:
Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians is the oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization in the country. NCAI advocates on behalf of tribal governments and communities, promoting strong tribal-federal government-to-government policies, and promoting a better understanding among the general public regarding American Indian and Alaska Native governments, people and rights. For more information, visit www.ncai.org.
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