2003- Chambers, Ken v. Acting Eastern Oklahoma Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Appellant Ken Chambers sought review of two decisions issued by the Acting Eastern Oklahoma Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs (Regional Director; BIA). The first decision, dated October 10, 2001, concerned the decision in Seminole Nation of Oklahoma v. Norton, No. 00-2384 (CKK) (D.D.C. Sept. 27, 2001), and matters related to the government-to-government relationship between the United States and the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma (Nation). This appeal was assigned Docket No. IBIA 02-10-A. The second appeal related to an October 17, 2001, decision issued by the Regional Director declining to contract programs to the Nation under the Indian Self-Determination Act (ISDA), and to a December 17, 2001, recommended decision after informal conference issued by the BIA Designated Representative. The second appeal was assigned Docket No. IBIA 02-46-A. For the reasons discussed below, the Board of Indian Appeals (Board) dismisses these appeals.


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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)