2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference, September 26, 2016

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich attends the eighth White House Tribal Nations Conference hosted by President Obama to provide tribal leaders from the 567 federally recognized tribes with the opportunity to interact directly with high-level federal government officials and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs. Senator Heinrich met with tribal leaders and government officials to discuss issues of critical importance to Indian Country, including the Safeguard Tribal Objects of Patrimony (STOP) Act, a bill he introduced to prohibit the exporting of sacred Native American items and increase penalties for stealing and illegally trafficking tribal cultural patrimony.