President Barack Obama will play host to Native American leaders at a White House conference on Dec. 16.
The president has invited the leaders of each of the 565 federally recognized tribes to the event, the White House announced Monday. It would be Obama's second conference with American Indians. Obama first met with tribal leaders last November.
The president says he wants tribal leaders to be able to interact with him and with top administration officials.
Last year's event drew leaders from 386 tribal nations and was the first meeting of its kind in 15 years.