The White House Council on Native American Affairs (WHCNAA) appreciates your participation in this crucial consultation on the National Tribal Critical Minerals Initiative and policy recommendations for improving Tribal consultation and engagement in domestic critical minerals supply chain.  Through this consultation the administration also seeks your feedback to prioritize and implement recommendations from the September 2023 Recommendations to Improve Mining on Public Lands report that will benefit tribes.

Participating federal agencies are Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defense/U.S. Army Core of Engineers, and Department of Commerce. These upcoming Tribal consultations will inform next steps the Administration takes in pursuit of a responsible, domestic critical minerals supply chain.

Upcoming Consultation Opportunities

  • Lower 48 Tribes (Hybrid)

    • When: Jul 30, 2024 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
    • In Person Location:
      DoubleTree by Hilton Denver, CO
      3203 Quebec St Denver, CO 80207
      Parking available in hotel lot
      • Hotel Block: A room block is available for in-person attendees. Reservations must be booked by no later than July 15th in order to guarantee availability and the special group rate. Call the hotel at 303-321-3333 and ask for the USDOE and USDOI room rate, or book online using this link: USDOE & USDOI (hilton.com)
    • Register in advance for this meeting:
      https://www.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/vJItf-GppzIrH_LWSD8inCgGedC9ddl99xo

We welcome your written comments, by 11:59pm ET on Saturday, August 31, 2024. Comments can be submitted by emailing whcnaa@bia.gov.

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