Thursday, December 6, 2012
Nic Villa, Jr., Traditional Leader, Ione Band of Miwok Indians of California was invited and represented his tribe at the White House Conference Tribal Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. this week.
President Obama addressed the invited tribal leaders during the conference on December 5, 2012. Following that address tribal leaders were guests of Secretary Salazar at his office in the Main Interior Building for a reception.
Later that evening all the the invited tribal leaders and their guest were invited to participate in a reception at the Native American Museum which is part of the Smithsonian.