Self-Governance Communication & Education Tribal Consortium

SGAC Meeting – September 28, 2020


12:00 – 1:00 pm EASTERN


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Program Formula Matrix Updated Report Workgroup

SGAC Correspondence

SGAC Letter to GSA regarding its policy for property transfer

SGAC Letter to AVSO regarding its practice to include MOUs in funding agreements

SGAC Letter to Indian Affairs regarding follow-up from July SGAC meeting

SGCETC Comments to USCCR on COVID-19 impacts on Tribal governments

Other Information

Arizona State University – Tribal Self-Governance Webinars Announcement

SGCETC Tribal Self-Governance Virtual Training Series – Section 105(l) – on-demand session/resources


2:00 – 5:00 pm EASTERN


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2:00 pm        Meeting Called to Order/ Opening Prayer

SGAC MEMBERS: Please review meeting prior meeting minutes and send any requested revisions to by October 2, 2020. A link to vote electronically on final minutes will be distributed
on October 5, 2020.

2:10 pm       SGAC Opening Remarks

                        Ron Allen, Chairman, DOI Self-Governance Advisory Committee

2:15 pm       Office of Self-Governance Update

                       Sharee Freeman, Director, Office of Self-Governance, DOI

2:35 pm       Legislative Update

                      Geoff Strommer, Partner, Hobbs Straus Dean & Walker & C. Juliet Pittman, President, SENSE Inc.

2:50 pm      Operation Lady Justice Task Force Update

                       Charles Addington, Director, Office of Justice Services, DOI

      • Cold Case Offices Roll Out
      • Funding for Offices
      • Coordination w/ Federal Partners
      • PL280 States Jurisdictional Authority

 3:10 pm       OST Transition/Renaming

                         Jerry Gidner, OST

3:30 pm      Budget Update

                       George Bearpaw, Director & Jeannine Brooks, Deputy Director, Office of Budget and Performance

      • CR/Exception Apportionment
      • 105(l) Funds
      • Remaining CARES Act funds

3:50 pm      Update on discussions with GSA

                       Mark Cruz, DAS-PED, Indian Affairs

4:00 pm     Open Discussion with SGAC and AS-IA Tara Sweeney

5:00 pm      Adjourn