Presidential Transition Priorities
Self-Governance Tribes assembled earlier this fall to develop priorities for the new Administration to incorporate as they prepare to for the next four years. Self-Governance priorities cross several Federal Departments and Agencies and seek to build greater partnership between Tribal Nations and the Federal government. Learn more about Self-Governance Transition Priorities here.
Resources for Congressional Meetings
Self-Governance advocates have developed the following white papers to support meetings with Congressional Members and Administrative Staff.
- Constitutional Foundation for Indian-Specific Health Care Legislation
- American Indian and Alaska Native Specific Provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
- Maintaining Federal Funding for Medicaid Provided Through the Indian Health System
You can find additional information regarding the Health Reform priorities here.
2015-2017 Tribal Self-Governance Strategic Plan
Self-Governance Tribes gather regularly to set budget, policy and legislative priorities, goals, and strategies. These priorities are outlined in the National Tribal Self-Governance Strategic Plan each year. A summary of the top priorities identified in the 2015-2017 National Strategic Plan are divided into three areas:
Budget priorities include program increases, legislative changes to stabilize appropriations for the Department of the Interior and Indian Health Service, and policy suggestions to increase leveraging power of Federal appropriations. Learn more about Self-Governance budget priorities here.
Policy priorities identified as priorities for Self-Governance Tribes range from updating current administrative policies to establishing advisory committees to improve budget development and distributions. More about Self-Governance policy priorities is available here.
Legislative priorities are critical to expanding and improving the Self-Governance program across the Federal government. Self-Governance Tribes support many legislative initiatives, but they have identified a few as top priorities for the 114th Congress. You can review the legislative priorities and associated strategies here.