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Tribal Consultation on Guidance for Federal Agencies on Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge

April 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Council of Environmental Quality will host two tribal consultations to discuss the development of Guidance for Federal Agencies on Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge (ITEK). These consultations will take place on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. EDT and Friday, April 29, 2022, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. EDT. For more information, please view the Dear Tribal Leader Letter.

NCAI Contacts: Sadie Red Eagle, Policy Lead – Environmental Sustainability and Natural Resources and Quinn Buchwald, Policy Specialist – Environmental Sustainability and Natural Resources


April 5
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT


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)