[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 74 (Tuesday, April 17, 2012)]
[Pages 22799-22800]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-9218]



Bureau of Indian Affairs

Tribal Consultation Sessions--Administrative Organizational 
Assessment Draft Report, Organizational Streamlining of BIA and BIE, 
and BIE Topics

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) will be adding three 
tribal consultation sessions to the previously scheduled sessions. The 
additional sessions will focus on the proposed Memorandum of 
Understanding (MOU) between the Department of Education (ED) and the 
Department of the Interior (DOI) to improve American Indian and Alaska 
Native education. The MOU is authorized by the President's Executive 
Order on Improving American Indian and Alaska Native Educational 
Opportunities and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities 
(Executive Order 135092) and section 9204 of the Elementary and 
Secondary Education Act.

DATES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for 
dates of the tribal consultation sessions. We will consider all 
comments on the proposed MOU between DOI and ED received by close of 
business on June 15, 2012.

ADDRESSES: See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for 
locations of the tribal consultation sessions. Submit comments by email 
to: [email protected] or by U.S. mail to: Organizational 
Streamlining Comments, Office of the Assistant Secretary--Indian 
Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior, Mail Stop 4141 MIB, 
Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For the proposed MOU between ED and 
DOI, contact: Brian Drapeaux, Chief of Staff, Bureau of Indian 
Education, DOI (202) 208-6123; or Don Yu, Special Advisor to the 
Secretary, Office of the Secretary, ED (202) 453-6600. For the 
Administrative Organizational Assessment Draft Report, contact: Paul 
Tsosie, Chief of Staff, Office of the Assistant Secretary--Indian 
Affairs, (202) 208-7163. For the BIA

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Streamlining, contact: Bryan Rice, Deputy Bureau Director, Office of 
Trust Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, (202) 208-7513.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 12, 2012, the Office of the 
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs (AS-IA), the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs (BIA), and BIE announced they are hosting several upcoming 
tribal consultation sessions (see 77 FR 14561). This notice announces 
that the DOI-ED MOU will be added to the May 18, 2012, consultation 
session from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Also, three additional sessions focused on 
the proposed MOU between ED and DOI will be held as follows:

            Date                    Location             Local time
Friday, May 18, 2012........  Thunder Valley        8 a.m.-12 p.m.
                               Casino Resort, 1200
                               Athens Avenue,
                               Lincoln, California
                               95648, (877) 468-
                               8777, Booking code:
Thursday, May 24, 2012......  Northern Arizona      8 a.m.-12 p.m.
                               Auditorium, Ashurst
                               Hall, Building
                               11, 321
                               McMullen Circle,
                               Flagstaff, Arizona,
                               86001, Phone: 928-
Thursday, May 31, 2012......  BLN Office Park,      8 a.m.-12 p.m.
                               Conference Room 3,
                               2001 Killebrew
                               Drive, Bloomington,
                               Minnesota 55425,
                               Phone: 952-851-5427
                               (BIE ADD Office).
Tuesday, June 5, 2012.......  Renaissance Inn, 611  1 p.m.-5 p.m.
                               Commerce Street,
                               Tennessee 37203,
                               Phone: 615-255-8400.

    A brief description of each of the topics is available at: http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/AS-IA/Consultation/index.htm and in the March 12, 
2012, Federal Register Notice (77 FR 14561).

    Dated: April 11, 2012.
Larry Echo Hawk,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2012-9218 Filed 4-16-12; 8:45 am]