Self-Governance Communication & Education Tribal Consortium

Request for Tribal Information on 2019 Tribal Self-Governance Activity

The DOI Office of Self-Governance (OSG) requests Self-Governance Tribes provide OSG with information on their 2019 Tribal Self-Governance activities by Friday, August 14, 2020. This information is needed for the Secretary to meet the requirements of Section 405 of Pub. L. 93-638, as amended, as they relate to the submission of the 2019 Annual Report to Congress on the relative costs and benefits of Tribal Self-Governance, as well as implementing regulations contained in 25 CFR ยง 1000.380 to 382. Your cooperation in providing this information allows OSG to produce a robust and useful Annual Report for Congress.

There are three ways in which a tribe may choose to submit information to OSG:

1) Minimum Data Collection Form: As background, a Work Group of Self-Governance Tribes developed a form to facilitate the collection and submission of data by Self-Governance Tribes. This form was modified with the recommendation of the DOI Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee. An electronic copy of the 2019 Minimum Data Collection Form (WORD and PDF) has been posted and can be down loaded for your use from the Self Governance Database (SGDB) at http: //www.osgdb.org (Headline News) and the Tribal Self-Governance Website at http://tribalselfgov.org.

2) Tribal Reports or Brochures: A tribe may submit other Tribal summary annual reports or brochures that the Tribe wishes to provide OSG to be attached to the Annual Report to Congress.

3) Tribal Program Highlight: OSG is looking for tribal programs to feature or highlight in the Annual Report including unique, innovative, and best practices in implementing Self-Governance.

Information may be submitted via email, mail, or fax to Vickie Hanvey.
Email: Vickie.Hanvey@bia.gov
Mail Address:
Office of Self Governance, Attn: Vickie Hanvey
1849 C Street, NW, Mail Stop: MIB-3624
Washington, D.C. 20240
Fax: (202) 219-1404
United States Department of the Interior
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
Washington, DC 20240

The continued growth and support of the Tribal Self-Governance Program is dependent upon the ability of participating tribes and Federal agencies to provide to the President, Congress, Tribal Leaders, and other interested parties objective information on the progress achieved by Tribes in the Program. I appreciate past efforts to provide the OSG with Tribal Self-Governance Program Performance Data and thank you for your consideration of this important request. Should you have any questions about this request, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Hanvey by telephone at (918) 931-0745.