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Current Tribal Consultations & Listening Sessions


Proposed establishment of an Oil and Gas Service Center

Dear Tribal Leader Letter on Consultation Sessions - July 9, 2014

Service Center Concept Paper - July 2014


Proposal to update the Right-of-Way Regulations (25 CFR 169)

Dear Tribal Leader Letter on Consultation Sessions - July 3, 2014

For additional information go to: Office of Regulatory Affairs/Rights-of-Way (25 CFR 169)


Revisions to Regulations on Federal Acknowledgment of Indian Tribes (25 CFR 83 or "Part 83")

Public Meetings and Tribal Consultations on the Proposed Rule:

DatePublic Meeting TimeTribal Consultation NameLocation
Tuesday 7/1/20148:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Paragon Casino & Resort, 711 Paragon Pl, Marksville, LA 71351
Tuesday 7/15/20148:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.BIA Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97232*
Thursday 7/17/20148:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Menominee Casino Resort, N277 Hwy. 47/55, P.O. Box 760, Keshena, WI 54135
Tuesday 7/22/20148:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Cache Creek Casino Resort, 14455 California 16, Brooks, CA 95606
Thursday 7/24/20141:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Crowne Plaza Billings, 27 N 27th St, Billings, MT 59101
Tuesday 7/29/148:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Community & Government Center Gymnasium, 483 Great Neck Road – South, Mashpee, MA 02649
Monday 8/18/14 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Call-In Phone Consultation, Phone Number 1-888-323-4307, Passcode: 4823348

Wednesday, 8/20/14 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.Call-In Phone Consultation, Phone Number 1-888-323-4307, Passcode: 4823348
Wednesday, 9/03/14 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Call-In Phone Consultation, Phone Number 1-888-323-437, Passcode: 4823348 
Friday, 9/05/141:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Call-in Phone Consultation, Phone Number 1-888-323-4307, Passcode: 4823348

*Please RSVP for the Portland consultation to consultation@bia.gov, bring photo identification, and arrive early to allow for time to get through security, as this is a Federal building. No RSVP is necessary for the other consultation locations.

For additional information, including the recently published Proposed Rule, please visit the Office of Regulatory Affairs website.


Land Acquisitions in the State of Alaska

This proposed rule would remove from Indian Affairs regulations the prohibition on taking land into trust in Alaska - April 30, 2014

Dear Tribal Leader letter - April 30, 2014

Federal Register Notice - April 30, 2014


Native Hawaiian Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM)
 

 
DateTimeLocation
July 29, 20149:00 AM - NoonMystic Lake Casino, 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd., Prior Lake, MN 55372
July 30, 20141:00 PM - 4:00 PMRushmore Plaza Civic Center, 444 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Rapic City, SD 57701
August 1, 20149:00 AM - NoonTulalip Resort, 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Marysville, WA 98271
August 5, 20149:00 Am - NoonTalking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85256
August 7, 20149:00 AM - NoonMohegan Tribal Government and Community Center, 13 Crow Hill Rd., Montville, CT 06382

Dear Tribal Leader Letter (ANPRM) - June 27, 2014

Native Hawaiian ANPRM - June 16, 2014

FAQs on Native Hawaiian ANPRM


American Indian Education Study Group

The American Indian Education Study Group was charged with finding solutions to the challenges faced by our Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools. 

Study Group Report Draft - April 17, 2014
Dear Tribal Leader Letter - March 28, 2014 - pdf
Federal Register Notice - March 27, 2014 - pdf
BIE Transformation Plan - Power Point - 433 kb

For More Information:

BIE's Indian Education Study Group Page


Contract Support Costs (CSC) FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act

Transcript - Consultation Session, Washington, DC, March 11, 2014
Transcript - Consultation Session, Arlington, VA, May, 6, 2014
Transcript - Consultation Session, Anchorage, AK, June 8, 2014
Transcript - Consultation Session, Reno, NV, June 25, 2013

6/25/2014 Tribal Leader Letter on Contract Support Cost Tribal Consultations

Agenda - BIA/IHS 2014 NCAI Consultation Session on Contract Support Costs - March 11, 2014

2/12/2014 Tribal Leader letter invitation to a consultation session on Tuesday March 11, 2014. 
2/21/2014 Federal Regester Notice of Tribal Consultation on Contract Support Costs


Public Law 102-477 Demonstration Project Finanical Reporting Forms

P.L. 102-477 (the Act) allows Tribes to integrate employment, training, and related services programs administered by the Department of the Interior, Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Education. Participation by Tribes under the Act is voluntary and is intended to demonstrate how Indian Tribal governments can integrate employment, training, and related services to improve the effectiveness of those services, reduce joblessness in Indian communities and serve Tribally-determined goals consistent with the policies of self-determination.  Tribes participating under the Act are required to submit a single report of activities undertaken under approved 477 Plans.  The current single reporting system includes an annual narrative, statistical, and financial report.

  
Tribal Consultation Meeting
Annual Financial Report Form & Instructions
Narrative Report
Statistical Report Form
Statistical Report Form Instructions
Functional Costs Categories


Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 - Listening Sessions

Next Listening Sessions:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST)
National Indian Child Welfare Association Conference
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Conference Call 
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST)
Dial: (800) 619-2487 Passcode: 4969328

Direct Questions to: Rodina Cave, Senior Policy Advisor to the ASIA
PH: 202-208-7163, or via email at rodina.cave@bia.gov

Dear Tribal Leader Letter - April 9, 2014
Dear Tribal Leader Letter - February 21, 2014
Power Point Presentation
Comments NCAI Washington, DC Session (pending)
Comments ICWA Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Session (pending)

BIA ICWA Home Page


Strategic Plan 2014-2018

The Department of the Interior is in the process of revising its current Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2014-2018.  The Plan is used as a road-map for the Department, and a means of communicating its goals and specific commitments to the public, stakeholders, and employees.  To download the Tribal Leader letter and consultation schedule click here. Transcripts of Consultations:


Consideration of Revisions to the Federal Acknowledgment Regulations

Please note that the deadline for providing comments on the Discussion Draft is September 25, 2013.


Draft Rule to establish standards for Leasing and Fundraising at BIE-operated schools


Preparation of 2013 American Indian Population and Labor Force Report


Indian Affairs Administrative Organizational Streamlining

Tribal Consultation Meeting Minutes:

Additional Consultation Documents:

BIA Streamlining Tribal Consultations:

BIE Streamlining Tribal Consultations:


Bureau of Indian Education - U.S. Department of Education Memorandum of Understanding


Consultation Meeting Minutes


BIE Flexibility Waiver Request from Sections of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001


Buy Indian Act


Sacred Sites on Federal Lands


Final Rule: Residential, Business, and Wind and Solar Resource Leases on Indian Land


Proposed Revisions to the Leasing Regulations to 25 CFR 162

Transcripts of Consultation Sessions:


Draft Regulations that would Establish Subparts to 25 CFR 162 (Leases and Permits)

For review and input, draft regulations that would establish subparts to 25 CFR 162 (Leases and Permits) addressing residential leasing, business leasing, and wind and solar permitting and leasing.

Consultation Meeting Transcripts:


Categorical Exclusion on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)


Draft Indian Affairs Manual (IAM), BIE Health and Wellness Policy for K-12 Schools


DOI Revising and Streamlining the Current Strategic Plan for FYs' 2011 to 2016.

The Department of the Interior is in the process of revising and streamlining the current Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2011-2016.  The Plan is used as a road-map for the Department, and a means of communication its goals and specific commitments to the public, stakeholders, and employees.

Click here to get the entire Tribal Leaders Letter and consultation schedule.


Review of the "Current Guidance and Regulatory Standards" for Taking Land Into Trust for Gaming Purposes

On July 18, 2010, Secretary Salazar issued a directive recommending a thorough review of the "current guidance and regulatory standards" used to make decisions for two-part determinations under Section 20(b)(1)(A) or IGRA, 25 U.S.C. 2719(b)(1)(A).  In accordance with the Secretary's directive, and with keeping with Interior's commitment to government-to-government consultation, we are engaging tribal governments on: (1) the January 3, 2008 Memorandum regarding Guidance on Taking Off-reservation land into Trust for Gaming purposes; (2) the need to revise any of the provisions of 25 C.F.R. 292, Subpart A and Subpart C; and (3) whether the Department's process of requiring compliance with 25 C.F.R. Part 151comes before or after the two-part determination.


DOI Tribal Consultation Policy

In November 2009, the Department of the Interior announced efforts to develop its department-wide tribal consultation policy in accordance with the President's Executive Memorandum of November 5, 2009 implementing Executive Order 13175.  Click on the links to download the following documents:

  • The letter to tribal leaders dated November 23, 2009
  • The news release dated November 25, 2009

Initial Consultation Sessions: December 2009 and January 2010

The Department held tribal consultation sessions in December 2009 and January 2010 on developing DOI's tribal consultation policy. For more information, click on the links to download the following documents:

  • The letter to tribal leaders dated November 23, 2009
  • The news release dated December 2, 2009

The deadline for written comments was no later than January 15, 2010 by email to tribalconsultation@bia.gov or by postal service to the Office of the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C St., N.W., MS-4141-MIB, Washington, D.C. 20240.


Nominations for DOI Tribal Consultation Team Members

In March 2010, the Department requested nominations from the federally recognized tribes of tribal officials or delegates from each BIA region for the DOI Tribal Consultation Team.  The Team will draft the Department's tribal consultation policy in accordance with its plan of actions to implement the President’s Executive Memorandum on Executive Order 13175.  Click on the links to download the following documents:

  • The letter to tribal leaders dated March 22, 2010.
  • The DOI Plan to Develop a Tribal Consultation and Coordination Policy.
  • The DOI Consultation Team Nomination Form.

The deadline for submitting nominations to the BIA Regional Directors was April 30, 2010.  The nominations were to be sent to the BIA Regional Director appropriate to the submitting tribe at his or her Regional Office address.


Announcement of DOI Tribal Consultation Team Members

In a letter to tribal leaders dated August 19, 2010, the Department announced the members of the DOI Tribal Consultation Team.  The Team is comprised of DOI officials and tribal representatives who will be involved in the process of drafting DOI's department-wide tribal consultation policy.  Click on the link to download the following document:

 

Tribes participating under the Act are required to submit a single report of activities undertaken under approved 477 Plans. The current single reporting system includes an annual narrative, statistical, and financial report.