in Washington D.C., President Barack Obama hosted a gathering of Native leaders
from around the country to meet with him and his cabinet. One of those
attending was Gordon Pullar, the president of the Woody Island Tribal Council.
this might have been an historic meeting.
-- (Summit 1 30 sec "I
think the biggest point ... hope, as we've heard today.")
there are several issues that will need a lot more discussion, and one in
-- (Summit 2 17 sec "I
think we'll hear a lot more ... impact on Alaska Natives.")
management of subsistence was not as big an issue at the summit meeting, but
Pullar says he expects to hear more about it from the Obama Administration:
-- (Summit 3 19 sec "It's
not an easy situation ... where the real problem is.")
that on issues like subsistence, the state can sometimes be the Native tribes'
worst enemy. The federal government took over subsistence management after the
state refused to recognize a rural preference.
Obama directed his cabinet secretaries to come up with a plan to implement and
improve consultation with tribes within 90 days.