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Written Testimony Deadline Extended for FVPSA Tribal Formula Grants to August 30, 2022

August 30

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), just announced that it is extending the deadline for written testimony for its Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA) tribal formula grants to August 30, 2022. The FYSB hosted a tribal consultation on the FVPSA in September 2021. Tribal Nations can submit written testimony to FamilyViolenceDivision@acf.hhs.gov with the subject line: FVPSA Minimum Grant Award Testimony. You can find more information on the FVPSA Tribal Consultation WebsiteDear Tribal Leader Letter, and FVPSA Framing Paper.NCAI Contact: Kelbie KennedyPolicy Manager and Policy Lead – National Security and Community Safety


August 30


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)