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Protection and Restoration of Tribal Homelands

Indian Affairs is seeking input as to what the Department's top priorities should be with regard to several topics related to the protection and restoration of Tribal homelands. The consultation sessions will focus on three specific topics: the land-into-trust process; leasing and rights-of-way; and sacred sites and treaty rights. As a starting point to facilitate discussion, the Department poses specific questions that are organized by topic.  Indian Affairs also welcomes additional comments and suggestions from Tribes beyond the questions listed.  A Dear Tribal Leader Letter announced the initial four sessions is available here.  An additional session has been announced for the Tribes in Alaska, please see the Dear Tribal Letter Letter here.

To best accommodate multiple locations and ensure everyone's safety, Indian Affairs will be holding virtual sessions scheduled by time zone. If you are unable to make the session reserved for the time zone in which your Tribe is located, please feel free to join an alternate session.

In addition to joining one of the consultation sessions listed below, please submit any written comments to consultation@bia.gov by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, January 14, 2022. If you have any questions regarding this effort, please contact Mr. Joaquin Gallegos, Special Assistant, Office of the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs, by email at joaquin_gallegos@ios.doi.gov or by phone at (202) 208-7163.

Sessions

  • 18
    Oct

    Alaska Time Zone Session

    Tribal consultation session Online

    Details

    • Start and End Date(s)
      Start and End Date(s): Mon, Oct 18, 2021
    • Time
      Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Alaska
  • 18
    Oct

    Alaska Time Zone (Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Corporation) Session

    Tribal consultation session Online

    Details

    • Start and End Date(s)
      Start and End Date(s): Mon, Oct 18, 2021
    • Time
      Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Alaska
  • 21
    Oct

    Eastern and Central Time Zones Session

    Tribal consultation session Online

    Details

    • Start and End Date(s)
      Start and End Date(s): Thu, Oct 21, 2021
    • Time
      Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern
  • 25
    Oct

    Mountain Daylight Time Zone Session

    Tribal consultation session Online

    Details

    • Start and End Date(s)
      Start and End Date(s): Mon, Oct 25, 2021
    • Time
      Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Mountain (DST)
  • 26
    Oct

    Pacific and Mountain Standard Time Zones Session

    Tribal consultation session Online

    Details

    • Start and End Date(s)
      Start and End Date(s): Tue, Oct 26, 2021
    • Time
      Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific
  • 20
    Dec

    Tribes in Alaska (Additional Session)

    Tribal consultation session Online

    Details

    • Start and End Date(s)
      Start and End Date(s): Mon, Dec 20, 2021
    • Time
      Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Alaska

Comment Deadline

Additional Information

Contact Us

Joaquin Gallegos
Special Assistant, Office of the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs
Open 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday EST.

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