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Tribal Consultation Invitation: Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) on the National Environmental Policy Act

September 30, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT

Dear Tribal Leaders,

The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is holding a virtual Tribal consultation on September 30, 2021 on their regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act.

  • Date: September 30, 2021
  • Time: 2:00-4:00 pm EST
  • Zoom Access Link: https://pitc.zoomgov.com/j/1617773334?pwd=ZmVqSHRqbG1UNDRiZE9IaWh4czFDZz09
  • Phone Only Dial-in Information (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): (669) 254-5252 or (551) 285-1373 or (646) 828-7666 or (669) 216-1590 Webinar ID: 161 777 3334 Passcode: 55776

Please find the Dear Tribal Leader Letter HERE

This consultation will inform CEQ’s ongoing review of its NEPA regulations, which we intend to pursue through a two-phased rulemaking process. CEQ plans to hold additional Tribal consultations later this fall.

We appreciate your involvement on these critical issues; your input is valuable to CEQ’s overall approach in considering revisions to NEPA regulations. If you have any questions, please contact Jomar Maldonado, Director for NEPA, at (202) 395-0827 or Jomar.MaldonadoVazquez@ceq.eop.gov.

PaaWee Rivera
Senior Advisor and Director of Tribal Affairs
White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs


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)