Self-Governance Communication & Education Tribal Consortium

Advisory Committees

Self-Governance Tribal leaders and technical experts provide information, education, advocacy, and policy guidance for the implementation of Self-Governance within the Department of the Interior (DOI) and Indian Health Service (IHS) through regular meetings and communication with the Federal leadership. The DOI Self-Governance Advisory Committee (SGAC) advises the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs on issues related to Self-Governance within the Department, while the IHS Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee (TSGAC) advises the IHS Director regarding Tribal Health Programs.  Together the advisory committees also serve as liaisons for Self-Governance Tribes on policy, legislative, budget and program discussions and decision-making actions that affect Self-Governance Tribes collectively.