The Bad and Good News in Indian Country – SBA’s Maria Contreras-Sweet


the 7th Annual White House Tribal Nations Conference took place in Washington DC. The conference was created by the Obama Administration to allow tribal leaders the opportunity to meet with top government political and agency leaders to strengthen the government-to-government relationships with Indian Country and to improve the lives of American Indians and Alaska Natives, especially Native youth.

In light of the White House bringing together 566 federally recognized tribal leaders in Washington, D.C., ICTMN interviewed top administrative officials from a plethora of agencies covering such issues as tribal sovereignty, education, justice and more.

In this video series, viewers will hear from these officials about the bad news in Indian Country (what they see in need of improvement) and the good news (what their agencies are doing about it.)

This video segment is an interview with Small Business Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet


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