Tribal Self-Governance Virtual Conference: September 14 - 16, 2021

The Indian Health Service (IHS) Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee (TSGAC) provides information, education, advocacy, and policy guidance for the implementation of Self-Governance within the IHS through regular meetings and communication with the Federal leadership. TSGAC also serves as a liaison for Self-Governance Tribes on policy, legislative, budget, and program discussions and decision-making actions that affect Self-Governance Tribes collectively. TSGAC is comprised of Tribal leaders representing Tribal Nations that administer health care programs through a Self-Governance compact with the IHS, technical experts, and IHS officials. 

The guidelines establishing TSGAC were formally adopted on July 10, 1996. The passage of Title V, The Tribal Self-Governance Amendments of 2000 (P.L. 106-260) and the subsequent promulgation of the Title V regulations, published in the Federal Register on Friday, May 17, 2002, further strengthen the role of the TSGAC in implementing the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.

Please use the links below to learn more about the TSGAC.

TSGAC Membership

TSGAC membership consists of a Primary and an Alternate representative from each of the IHS Areas that have Tribal Nations with Self-Governance compacts. 

Alaska

  • Primary: Diana Zirul, Tribal Council Member, Kenaitze Indian Tribe
  • Alternate: Gerald Moses
  • Technical Workgroup Member(s): Alberta Unok

Albuquerque

  • Primary:
  • Alternate:
  • Technical Workgroup Member(s):

Bemidji

  • Primary:
  • Alternate:
  • Technical Workgroup Member(s):

Billings

  • Primary:
  • Alternate:
  • Technical Workgroup Member(s):

California

  • Primary:
  • Alternate:
  • Technical Workgroup Member(s):

Great Plains

  • Primary:
  • Alternate:
  • Technical Workgroup Member(s):

Nashville

  • Primary:
  • Alternate:
  • Technical Workgroup Member(s):

Navajo

  • Primary:
  • Alternate:
  • Technical Workgroup Member(s):

Oklahoma 1

  • Primary:
  • Alternate:
  • Technical Workgroup Member(s):

Oklahoma 2

  • Primary:
  • Alternate:
  • Technical Workgroup Member(s):

Phoenix

  • Primary:
  • Alternate: Delia Carlyle, Council Member, Ak-Chin Indian Community 
  • Technical Workgroup Member(s):

Portland

  • Primary: W. Ron Allen, Tribal Chairman/CEO, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe
  • Alternate:
  • Technical Workgroup Member(s): Jennifer McLaughlin

Tucson

  • Primary:
  • Alternate:

TSGAC Guidelines

TSGAC Letters and Policy

TSGAC Quarterly Meeting Summaries

Welcome to our new site!

We are still uploading information and refining/adding pages, but you are welcome to start exploring the Phase I release of the new tribalselfgov.org site. A number of  new features are available, including: a Self-Governance document library, new advisory committee pages, a Self-Governance map project, a timeline of key milestones in the history of Self-Governance and more.

Thank you!

– SGCETC