2005- Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation v. Great Plains Regional Director, Bureau of Reclamation

The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation (the Tribes) have timely appealed an April 22, 2004, letter of the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) which partially declined the Tribes’ “best and final offer” for an Annual Funding Agreement (AFA) for fiscal year (FY) 2004. The proposed AFA was for $2,075,313 in funding for construction on the Fort Berthold Rural Water Supply Project (FB Project) under an Indian Self-Determination and Educational Assistance Act contract between the parties (Parties’ Contract), with an additional $69,000 to be retained by the BOR to cover its technical and oversight costs. The proposed AFA included a provision that the Tribes may use the funds to repay the principal and interest owing on a loan obtained by the Tribes from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and used to fund construction on the FB Project. The BOR approved only $902,000 of the requested $2,075,313 in funding, retaining $148,000 to cover its technical and oversight costs, and refused to authorize the Tribes’ use of the funds for repayment of the loan.


Thursday, August 4

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Wednesday, August 3

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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)