Washington, DC (WIBX) - Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter is among a small group of Native American leaders participating in a meeting at the White House today.

The roundtable discussion is focusing on bolstering economic development in rural America.

Set up by the White House Rural Council, the meeting was organized to seek guidance from tribal business leaders with expertise in economic development and job training.

Senior policy advisers from the Obama administration are attending the forum.