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

Agenda

Thursday, August 4

Download Day 4 Agenda

Agenda

Wednesday, August 3

Download Day 3 Agenda Here

Agenda

Tuesday, August 2

Download Day 2 Agenda

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
Break

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
Break

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)