[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 89 (Wednesday, May 8, 2013)]
[Pages 26781-26782]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-10860]



Administration for Children and Families

Administration for Native Americans Tribal Consultation; Notice 
of Meeting

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, 
DC 20024.

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-
wide efforts.
    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 
tribal community.
    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. 
Other ACF

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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, 
[email protected].
    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]