The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, the White House Domestic Policy Council, the White House Office of Management and Budget, and the White House Council on Native American Affairs (WHCNAA) invites Tribal Leaders to a virtual engagement session with Biden-Harris Administration leadership to discuss Executive Order 14112
The White House Council on Native American Affairs (WHCNAA) Committee on Economic Development, Energy, and Infrastructure is issuing a draft voluntary Request for Information (RFI) for Tribal consultation to develop a baseline understanding of Tribal funding needs to improve federal budget formulation and requests, program and policy development, and resource deployment. This RFI, once final, will help establish baseline funding needs for Tribal governments, which has never been done by the federal government.
The Sacred Sites MOU, signed in 2021, commits the signatory agencies to identifying best practices for the management and protection of sacred sites on federal lands and waters. To fulfill those commitments, a Working Group was formed to develop a Best Practices Guide for Federal Agencies Regarding Tribal and Native Hawaiian Sacred Sites (Guide). This Guide will assist federal agencies in improving their policies related to sacred sites.
The White House Council on Native American Affairs (WHCNAA) is taking critical steps to improve access to capital across Indian Country through the launch of an online clearinghouse that serves as a searchable repository for an up-to-date list of all federal funding opportunities available to Tribal Nations and Native businesses. The website has over 500 federal funding programs. The WHCNAA will continue adding to and enhancing the clearinghouse, and we welcome your feedback and recommendations at email@example.com
In response to Tribal consultation, the WHCNAA and Tribal treaty rights MOU Workgroup is in the process of creating a training curriculum for federal agencies on Tribal consultation when considering Tribal treaty rights and reserved rights. The training will roll out in early- mid 2024. The following is a preview of the training:
The White House is pleased to announce the 2023 White House Tribal Nations Summit on December 6th and 7th, at the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. The Summit reflects the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to strengthening Nation-to-Nation relationships. Leaders from across the Administration will announce new actions and updates that will build on the progress that has already been made, create new opportunities for Tribal consultation and input, and produce lasting changes that will impact the lives of Tribal citizens for generations to come.
The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Denis McDonough, and Indian Health Service Director, Roselyn Tso, gathered on November 30, 2023 to affirm their partnership and commitment to American Indian/Alaska Native Veterans. The Principals expressed their dedication to reduce homelessness and provide access to housing for those who are at risk.
The White House Council on Native American Affairs, the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services Tribal Justice Support, the Administration for Native Americans at the Department of Health and Human services, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture welcome your participation in the Path to Healing Wellness Conference.
The White House Council on Native American Affairs (WHCNAA) Education Committee is hosting four Tribal consultations on the development of a 10-year National Plan on Native Language Revitalization (National Plan). The 10-year National Plan will lay out a long-term, all-of-government strategy that works with Tribal Nations and, as appropriate, nonprofit organizations, subject matter experts, and other entities for the revitalization, protection, preservation, and reclamation of Native languages.
The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) will be holding consultations on their proposed revised NEPA regulations (the Bipartisan Permitting Reform Implementation Rule, a.k.a. the Phase 2 rule). The proposed rule includes a few important Tribal provisions, including ones related to incorporation of Indigenous Knowledge into environmental reviews, consideration of reserved rights in environmental reviews, and an exclusion from NEPA review for certain actions approved by Tribes on Tribal trust lands.