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Tribal Listening Sessions on Climate Change and Discretionary Grants—Sessions 4 & 5: Tribal Discretionary Grants 

October 20, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT

The Department invites representatives of federally recognized Tribes to participate in three upcoming virtual listening sessions focused on climate change and Tribal Nations and two upcoming virtual listening sessions focused on Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) discretionary grants for Tribes. The Department also invites Tribal youth to the first scheduled climate listening session, which is focused on Tribal youth and climate. Climate change, equity, and environmental justice are among this Administration’s top priorities. The Department would like to ensure that its efforts and the initiatives it develops to meet these priorities and to effectively administer discretionary grants programs are shaped and designed based on feedback and information received from across Indian Country and Alaska Native Villages.

Session 1: Tribal Youth and Climate 

Date: October 13, 2021,Time: 3 p.m.–5 p.m. ET

Note: We particularly invite Tribal youth to this session.

Session 2: Part I—Tribal Climate Adaptation and Mitigation 

Date: October 28, 2021,Time: 12 p.m.–1 p.m. ET

Session 3: Relocation, Managed Retreat, and Protect-in-Place Issues in Alaska 

Date: To be held during the BIA Providers’ Conference the week of November 29, 2021

Sessions 4 & 5: Tribal Discretionary Grants 

Date: October 20, 2021,Time: 8 p.m.–10 p.m. ET

Session 5: Tribal Discretionary Grants

Date: October 27, 2021,Time: 5 p.m.–7 p.m. ET


October 20, 2021
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT




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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

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)