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USDA Tribal Consultation on Economic Development

April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

2:00 -3:00 pm ET TRIBAL CAUCUS
Co-hosted by Native American Financial Officers Association (NAFOA), National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development (NCAIED), and Native CDFI Network (NCN)
Mission Area: Rural Development (RD)
Agencies: Rural Housing Service (RHS), Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS), Rural Utilities Service (RUS), and the Innovation Center
Introduction/Consulting Officials:
• Under Secretary for Rural Development, Xochitl Torres Small
• Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development, Justin Maxson

2021 Barriers Progress & 2022 Next Steps:
1) Improving USDA’s Recognition of Tribal Jurisdiction and Sovereignty Over Tribal Lands/USDA “Legacy” Preferences
2) Clarifying and Improving Eligibility for Tribal-Owned Entities for USDA Programs
3) Improving Access to USDA Economic Development Financing
4) Increasing Funding Investments:
5) Clarifying Tribal Definitions & Utilizing Tribal Data Whenever Possible


April 11
2:00 pm - 5:00 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)