A Self-Governance Advisory Committee (SGAC) comprised of Self-Governance Tribal representatives was formally sanctioned by the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs (ASIA) in 1998, which provides the opportunity for Self-Governance Tribal governments to have input on the implementation of the Title IV amendments within the Department of the Interior.  Today, the SGAC provides information and advice to the Department of the Interior (DOI) Assistant Secretary -Indian Affairs (ASIA) and the Director of the Office of Self-Governance (OSG) regarding all Self-Governance programs, federal laws, regulations, policies and budget issues within Indian Affairs.

The SGAC also seeks to clarify issues affecting Self-Governance Tribes; make recommendations that the SGAC believes are in the best interest of Self-Governance Tribes without harming non-Self-Governance Tribes; and provide verbal and written advice about Self-Governance issues as needed or requested to the ASIA.

Please use the links below to learn more about the SGAC and current letters and policy.

SGAC Membership

SGAC Protocols

SGAC Letters and Policy

SGAC Quarterly Meeting Summaries


Thursday, August 4

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Wednesday, August 3

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Tuesday, August 2

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7:30 am
Registration (Location: Sequoia)

9:00 am
Posting of Colors (Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

9:05 am
Welcome & Opening Prayer

9:10 am
Time of Reflection

9:25 am
Welcome & Opening Message from SGCETC Board of Directors 

9:30 am
Welcome from Tribal Nations within California and Discussion of Hot  Topics

10:15 am
Discussion with Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Bryan Newland

10:30 am

10:45 am
Establishing the Bay Area American Indian Cultural District

11:00 am
COVID Update and Indian Health Service Initiatives to Improve Health and Wellbeing

11:30 am
International Decade (2022 – 2032) of Indigenous Language Preservation

11:45 am
Lunch Break

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Breakout Sessions

 2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Networking Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm- 3:45 pm

3:45 pm
Threats to Tribal Sovereignty: Protecting the Indian Child Welfare Act

(Location: Grand Peninsula Ballroom)

4:05 pm
Self-Governance Updates from DOI, IHS, and DOT

4:45 pm
Tiwahe Initiative – Federal Updates


Additional Meetings and Activities

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
DOI SGDB Training Room (Sand Pebble D)

11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Individual Meetings with OSG Staff- Open (Board Rooms 3 & 4)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tribal Caucus for the Food Distribution Program for Indian Reservations Consultation Meeting (Cypress A)