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For Our People, Stories of Self-Governance & Sovereignty

For Our People is a new series dedicated to sharing stories that demonstrate Tribal Nations’ success and innovation administering governmental programs and taking actions that improve the health and wellbeing of their citizens, culture, and communities. Join us for a virtual series premiere of Episode 1 on May 5, 2022, at 4:00 pm Eastern Time. …

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Ongoing Initiative: Tribal Efforts to Expand Self-Governance Authority to Select HHS Programs

The expansion of Tribal Self-Governance to HHS programs in agencies outside of the IHS is a long-standing priority for SGCETC. We encourage the Biden-Harris Administration to support Self-Governance expansion opportunities and the 117th Congress to consider and pass legislation authorizing a Self-Governance Demonstration Project for HHS programs. Historic and current information related to Self-Governance expansion …

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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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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
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)