[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 74 (Thursday, April 17, 2014)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-08826]
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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,
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
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]
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