The State of Native Nations: A White House Perspective
Go beyond today’s headlines. Learn from a White House insider on the impact President Obama had on Indian Country and what Native Nations might expect going forward. Discounted tickets for Student, New and Recent Graduate members!
Karen Diver served in President Obama’s White House as Special Assistant for Native American Affairs. As part of the Domestic Policy Council, Ms. Diver assisted with inter-agency efforts, policy and regulatory changes to benefit 567 Native American Tribes.
Before joining the Obama administration, Karen was Chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa from 2007 - 2015. In this position, Karen served as chair of the tribal government and CEO of the reservation’s corporate boards. The Fond du Lac Reservation is the second largest employer in northern Minnesota with over 2,200 employees. She was appointed by President Obama to the State, Local and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resiliency, and co-chaired the Natural Resources Committee.
Karen attended Harvard as a 2002 Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow, and graduated with a Masters in Public Administration from the Kennedy School in 2003. She has a Bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.
6:00 pm / appetizers, networking
6:40 pm / speech followed by Q&A