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Ongoing Initiative: Tribal Efforts to Expand Self-Governance Authority to Select HHS Programs

The expansion of Tribal Self-Governance to HHS programs in agencies outside of the IHS is a long-standing priority for SGCETC. We encourage the Biden-Harris Administration to support Self-Governance expansion opportunities and the 117th Congress to consider and pass legislation authorizing a Self-Governance Demonstration Project for HHS programs. Historic and current information related to Self-Governance expansion …

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SGCETC Kicks Off Filming for Tribal Self-Governance Documentary

SGCETC is excited to work with Emmy-award winning filmmaker Kyle Bell, citizen of the Thlopthlocco Tribal Town, to develop a Tribal Self-Governance documentary that will highlight (1) the history of Tribal Self-Governance, (2) the successes of Tribal nations across the country, (3) the importance of Tribal control and decision-making authority, and (4) the future of …

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Cherokee Nation becomes first tribe to self-govern tribal transportation

The Cherokee Nation recently completed a $6.3 million road and bridge project connecting Cherokee and Muskogee Counties with the new bridge, which was built over an old dirt road that had been abandoned for years due to its rough terrain and flooding. The Cherokee Nation is the first tribe in the country to participate in …

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Thursday, August 4

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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
Break

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
Break

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)