[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 74 (Thursday, April 17, 2014)]
[Pages 21764-21765]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08826]



Administration for Children and Families

Administration for Native Americans; 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: June 16, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Doubletree Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lillian Sparks Robinson, 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, 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 developed its own agency-
specific consultation policy that complements the Department-wide 
    ACF's Administration for Native Americans will hold a consultation 
on June 16, 2014. ACF Principals will be available to speak with Tribal 
Leaders to discuss issues important to the tribes and will focus on ACF 
tribal program priorities. To help all participants to prepare for this 
consultation, planning teleconference calls will be held on:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

    The call-in number is: 866-769-9393. The passcode is: 
    Testimonies are to be submitted no later than June 2, 2014, to: 
Lillian Sparks Robinson, Commissioner, Administration for Native 
Americans, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, 
[email protected].
    This session will be followed by the ACF Native American Grantee 
Conference, to be held June 17-19, 2014, with several workshops that we 
hope will prove to be informative to you and your grant program 
directors. The theme of this year's conference is ``Honoring Our 
Commitments to Native American Families and Communities: Today and 
Tomorrow.'' The workshop tracks are: Accessing Educational 
Opportunities; Economic Opportunity NOW!; Promoting Health; Supporting 
Governance; Promoting Hopeful, Safe, and Healthy Communities; 
Understanding Grants Management and

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Administration; ACF--Learning from You (Listening Session). 
Additionally, on June 20, 2014, several program offices will hold 
individual meetings for the grantees they work with directly. The 
following offices will hold meetings: Administration for Native 
Americans, Children's Bureau, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Office 
of Child Care, and the Office of Child Support Enforcement.
    To register for the consultation or conference, please visit: 

    Dated: April 7, 2014.
Mark H. Greenberg,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Children and Families.
[FR Doc. 2014-08826 Filed 4-16-14; 8:45 am]