2003- McKenzie, Clifford v. Senior Awarding Official, Southern Plains Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Appellant Clifford McKenzie, Chairman, Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma (Tribe) appealed a March 18, 2003, Notice of Reassumption of certain programs contracted to the Tribe under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. The notice was issued by the Senior Awarding Official, Southern Plains Regional Office, Bureau of Indian Affairs (Regional Office; BIA). On October 28, 2003, the Board of Indian Appeals (Board) dismissed the appeal as having been withdrawn by the Tribe.  On October 31, 2003, the Board received a letter from Appellant contending otherwise, which the Board treated as a request for reconsideration. For the reasons discussed below, the Board grants the request for reconsideration; vacates the October 28, 2003, decision; but dismisses the appeal for lack of jurisdiction.


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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)