The Self-Governance Communication and Education Tribal Consortium (SGCETC) provides comments, submits testimony, and makes requests to the Administration and Congress that align with the tenants and priorities of Tribal Self-Governance.

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2021- SGCETC Letter: Support for the RESPECT Actsgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2020- SGCETC Testimony: ACF Prioritiessgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2020- SGCETC Letter: Vaccine Distribution Prioritiessgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2020- SGCETC Letter: Support for S. 4898, Extend Deadline to Use Coronavirus Relief Fundssgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2020- SGCETC Letter: Support for HR 6237, the Proper and Reimbursed Care (PRC) for Native Veterans Actsgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2020- SGCETC Letter: Support for HR 6237, the Proper and Reimbursed Care (PRC) for Native Veterans Actsgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2020- SGCETC Letter: COVID-19 Vaccination Planning for Indian Countrysgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2020- SGCETC Letter: Assessing COVID-19 and the Broken Promises to Native Americanssgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2020- SGCETC Letter to USCCR: Report on Impacts of COVID-19 to Tribal Nationssgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2020- SGCETC Comments: Assessing COVID-19 and the Broken Promises to Native Americanssgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2020 – Inter Org Letter on COVID Reliefsgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2019- SGCETC Letter: National Native Organizations Unite and Urge the President and Congress to Re-Open the Governmentsgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2019- SGCETC Letter: Comments on the Best Practices Handbook for Implementation of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (P.L. 93-638)sgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2019- SGCETC Issue Paper: “EQUAL ACCESS TO MEDICAID FOR ALL AMERICAN INDIANS AND ALASKA NATIVES ACT” OVERVIEW OF LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALsgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2019- Bureau of Reclamation’s Response to SGCETC – Handbook Recommendationsinterior sgcetc-correspondence federal-agencies sgcetc
2018- SGCETC Letter: GAO-18-652, “Indian Health Service: Considerations Related to Providing Advance Appropriation Authority”sgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2018- SGAC Letter: Comments Responding to DOI Letters dated July 2, 2018 regarding the Alaska IRA and Land-into-Trust in Alaskasgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2017- SGCETC Testimony- S. 1250 “Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act of 2017”sgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2017- SGCETC Testimony- Native Youth: Promoting Diabetes Prevention Through Healthy Livingsgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2017- SGCETC Letter: Testimony to House Approps on 2018 BIA and IHS Budgetssgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2017- SGCETC Letter: Testimony on H.R. 2662 “Restoring Accountability in the Indian Health Service Act of 2017”sgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2017- SGCETC Letter: Appoint a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tribal Government Affairs, in the Office of the Secretarysgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2017- SGCETC Letter- Hearing on FAST Act Implementation: State and Local Perspectivessgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2017 SGCETC Letter: Testimony Submitted in Response to Oversight Hearing on “Identifying Indian Affairs Priorities for the Trump Administration”sgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2017 SGCETC Letter: Comments on S.304, the Tribal Veterans Health Care Enhancement Actsgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2017 – SGCETC – Self-Governance Priorities for President-elect Trump’s Transition Plansgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2016- SGCETC Testimony- Addressing Indian Country’s Critical Concerns Regarding Indian Health Servicesgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2016- SGCETC Letter: SCIA Mark-up of S. 2920, Tribal Law and Order Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2016sgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2016 SGCETC Letter: Testimony on the HEALTH Actsgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2016 SGCETC Letter: Support of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Efforts to Stop DAPLsgcetc-correspondence sgcetc
2015- SGCETC White Paper: Title VI: Expansion of Self-Governance within HHSinitiatives sgcetc-correspondence self-governance-resources sgcetc
2015- SGCETC Letter: Support for Robert McSwain, Acting Director, IHSsgcetc-correspondence sgcetc

Agenda

Thursday, August 4

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Agenda

Wednesday, August 3

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Agenda

Tuesday, August 2

Download Day 2 Agenda

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
Break

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
Break

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)