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TRIBAL CONSULTATIONS SESSIONS: Implementation of the Indian Boarding School Initiative

The U.S. Department of the Interior seeks Tribal and stakeholder input regarding the implementation of the Indian Boarding School Initiative (Initiative) that Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced in June 2021.1 The Initiative’s purpose is an initial collection and review of Department documents and records, and compilation of its existing data. These are first …

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TRIBAL CONSULTATION SESSIONS: Bureau of Trust Funds Administration

The Department of the Interior continually strives to excel in its accounting and investing of Indian financial trust assets. For over a year now, the Bureau of Trust Funds Administration (BTFA) has been performing all the operational duties related to this function. The issuance of Secretary’s Order 3384 on September 1, 2020, formally moved the …

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TRIBAL LISTENING SESSIONS: Land and Water Conservation Fund

The passage of the Great American Outdoors Act. P.L. 116-152 (GAOA), which authorized $900 million annually in permanent funding of Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), presents a number of exciting opportunities for conservation efforts and partnerships through the Department of the Interior (DOI). The LWCF was established by Congress in 1964 to fulfill a …

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TRIBAL CONSULTATION ANNOUNCEMENT: DOI Indian Affairs and Indian Health Service are holding consultation on 105(l) lease requirements and payments

Section 105(1) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. § 5324(1)) provides that Tribes and Tribal Organizations (T/TOs) carrying out Federal functions under a self-determination contract or self-governance compact may enter into a lease agreement with IA or the IHS for the tribally owned or rented facility used to carry out those …

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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.

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