Indian Affairs | Consultation

Current Tribal Consultations & Listening Sessions 

Process of Negotiating and Reviewing Indian Water Rights Settlements and Potential Improvements to the Process

Dear Tribal Leader Letter - October 3, 2016 - PDF

 International Repatriation

Dear Tribal Leaders Letter: Consultation on International Repatriation - August 26, 2016

Summary of Consultation during Tribal Nations Conference - September 27, 2016

Consultation Schedule:

Sunday, October 9, 2016, 4 pm - 6 pm (local time), Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ (at the site of the NCAI Annual Conference-No need to register for conference to attend the consultation)

Friday October 21, 2016, 9am - noon (local time), Carlson Center, Media Room, 2010 2nd Avenue, Fairbanks, AK (at the site of the AFN Conference - no need to register for the conference to attend the consultation session)

Wednesday, October 26, 3pm - 5pm (local time), Harrah's Cherokee Hotel and Casino, 777 Casino Dr., Cherokee, NC (at the site of the USET Conference - no need to register for conference to attend the consultation session)

Written Comment Deadline: October 28, 2016 to

How Federal decision making on infrastructure projects can better allow for timely and meaningful tribal input

Dear Tribal Leader Letter, Consultation Schedule - September 23, 2016

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Negotiating and Reviewing Indian Water Rights Settlement and Potential Improvements to the Process

Dear Tribal Leader Letter - Consultation Schedule - September 9, 2016 - PDF

BIA Consultation on the New Contract Support Costs (CSC) Policy  

Dear Tribal Leader Letter - BIA Consultations on the News Contract Support Costs Policy - March 22, 2016  - PDF

Draft Contract Support Costs Policy - PDF

Comments From Tribes and Organizations:

Indian Trust Asset Reform Act 

 $10 million P.L. 280 Funding Plan

Dear Tribal Leader Consultation Sessions on P.L. 280 States - March 15, 2016 - PDF 

Proposal to update the Rights-of-Way Regulation (25 CFR 169)

Listening Session on Expanding Broadband Deployment and Adoption

Dear Tribal Leader - October 26, 2015

U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH)

Dear Tribal Leaders Letter - Listening Session regarding homelessness among Native Americans -   June 12, 2015

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. 

For More Information:

BIE's Indian Education Study Group Page

Proposed Changes to the Tribal Transportation Program

Proposed Changes for Indian Sacred Sites on Federal Lands

Proposed Revision of Regulations Regarding Funding to Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities.

Proposed establishment of an Oil and Gas Service Center

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

New Comment deadline: November 3, 2014
New Consultation session: October 27, 2014, 6:16-8pm, Hyatt Regency Atlanta (before NCAI Convention)

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

Proposal to update the Secretarial Elections Regulation (25 CFR 81)

Comment deadline: December 17, 2014
Consultation Sessions:

For additional information:

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

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

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

Land Acquisitions in the State of Alaska

Native Hawaiian Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) 

Contract Support Costs (CSC) FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act

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 Register Notice of Tribal Consultation on Contract Support Costs

Public Law 102-477 Demonstration Project Financial Reporting Forms

Tribal Consultation Meeting