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HHS Tribal Consultation on E.O. 14053HHS—Tribal Consultation: Improving Public Safety and Criminal Justice for Native Americans and Addressing the Crisis of Missing or Murdered Indigenous People

April 20 @ 3:00 pm EDT

Dear Tribal Leaders, Public Health Officials, and Indian Country Professionals,

On behalf of Secretary Becerra, please see the attached Dear Tribal Leader Letter initiating Tribal Consultation related to the policy directives outlined in Executive Order (E.O.) 14053— Improving Public Safety and Criminal Justice for Native Americans and Addressing the Crisis of Missing or Murdered Indigenous People. Section 5 of the E.O. calls on the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in consultation with Tribal nations, to develop a comprehensive plan to support prevention efforts that reduce risk factors for victimization of Native Americans and increase protective factors by enhancing the delivery of services to victims, survivors, and their families and advocates.

The Department wishes to consult with Tribal governments to solicit their comments and recommendations on policy directives that HHS should include in the comprehensive plan. A virtual Tribal Consultation session will be held on April 20, 2022 from 3:00-6:00 PM ET. Please register in advance for the Tribal Consultation session at the following link: https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItf-2trzsjHljBop7eh_XGux83tKQowkc. The Department will develop questions for Tribal leaders’ consideration, which will be distributed via e-mail to all registered participants two weeks prior to the Tribal Consultation session.  You may submit written comments by e-mail to consultation@hhs.gov by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, May 20, 2022.

Tribal Affairs Team

Office of the Secretary | Intergovernmental and External Affairs

Department of Health and Human Services


April 20
3:00 pm EDT


Thursday, August 4

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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

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

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)