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Office of Science and Technology Policy, Council on Environmental Quality, and Domestic Climate Policy Office Joint Consultation on Nature-Based Solutions

August 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

On August 15, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Council on Environmental Quality, and Domestic Climate Policy Office are jointly holding a Consultation to discuss opportunities to increase adoption of nature-based solutions. On April 22, 2022, President Biden signed Executive Order 14072 on “Strengthening the Nation’s Forests, Communities, and Local Economies,” which called for a report, led by the above-mentioned entities, that identifies key opportunities for greater deployment of nature‐based solutions across the Federal Government. For more information, view the Dear Tribal Leader Letter. You may provide your written input to NaturePolicies@ostp.eop.gov by September 15, 2022.


August 15
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT


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

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)