[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 89 (Wednesday, May 8, 2013)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-10860]
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Administration for Children and Families
Administration for Native Americans Tribal Consultation; Notice
AGENCY: Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health
and Human Services.
ACTION: Notice of tribal consultation.
SUMMARY: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS),
Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will host a tribal
consultation to consult on ACF programs and tribal priorities.
DATES: July 9-10, 2013.
ADDRESSES: 901 D Street SW., 7th Floor Multipurpose Room, Washington,
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lillian A. Sparks, Commissioner,
Administration for Native Americans at 202-401-5590, by email at
[email protected] or by mail at 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., 2
West, Washington, DC 20447.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 5, 2009, President Obama signed
the ``Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies on
Tribal Consultation.'' The President stated that his Administration is
committed to regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration with
tribal officials in policy decisions that have tribal implications,
including, as an initial step, through complete and consistent
implementation of Executive Order 13175.
The United States has a unique legal and political relationship
with Indian tribal governments, established through and confirmed by
the Constitution of the United States, treaties, statutes, executive
orders, and judicial decisions. In recognition of that special
relationship, pursuant to Executive Order 13175 of November 6, 2000,
executive departments and agencies are charged with engaging in regular
and meaningful consultation and collaboration with tribal officials in
the development of federal policies that have tribal implications, and
are responsible for strengthening the government-to-government
relationship between the United States and Indian tribes.
HHS has taken its responsibility to comply with Executive Order
13175 very seriously over the past decade, including the initial
implementation of a department-wide policy on tribal consultation and
coordination in 1997, and through multiple evaluations and revisions of
that policy, most recently in 2010. ACF has also developed its own
agency-specific consultation policy that complements the department-
ACF's Administration for Native Americans (ANA) will hold a tribal
consultation on the morning of July 9, 2013, to discuss the
reauthorization of ANA's authorizing legislation, the Native American
Programs Act, and the development of data collection elements to
collect information on the impact of ACF funding on the members of a
A tribal resource day will begin the afternoon of July 9 and the
ACF Tribal Consultation Session will begin the morning of July 10 and
continue throughout the day until all discussions have been completed.
Program Offices that will participate in the consultation include:
Office of Head Start
Office of Child Care
Office of Community Services
Office of Family Assistance
Office of Child Support Enforcement
Administration on Children, Youth and Families:
[cir] Children's Bureau
[cir] Family and Youth Services Bureau
To help both you and the ACF principals prepare for this
consultation, planning teleconference calls will be held on:
Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 3:00 p.m.--4:00 p.m. (EST).
Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 3:00 p.m.--4:00 p.m. (EST).
Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 3:00 p.m.--4:00 p.m. (EST).
The call-in number and passcode are: 866-763-4038, 354503.
Testimonies are to be submitted no later than July 2, 2013, to:
Lillian Sparks, Commissioner, Administration for Native Americans, 370
L'Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447,
ACF will provide audio and video conferencing of this session for
those tribal leaders unable to attend in person. To register for the
consultation and obtain information about the audio/video conference,
please follow this link: http://www.regonline.com/tribalconsult2013.
Dated: April 30, 2013.
George H. Sheldon,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Children and Families.
[FR Doc. 2013-10860 Filed 5-7-13; 8:45 am]
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