[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 131 (Tuesday, July 13, 2021)]
[Page 36776]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-14811]



National Endowment for the Arts

Subject 30-Day Notice of a Tribal Consultation Meeting

AGENCY: National Endowment for the Arts, National Foundation on the 
Arts and the Humanities.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is an independent 
federal agency whose funding helps to support cultural programs 
nationwide. Established in 1965, the NEA's operating budget in FY20 was 
$162 million, which is utilized in the form of project and partnership 
grants, special initiatives, and honorific fellowships to support arts 
learning, affirm and celebrate America's rich and diverse cultural 
heritage, and to extend and promote equal access to the arts in every 
community. On April 7, 2021, the NEA convened a Tribal Consultation 
with the goal of developing a formal Tribal Consultation Policy. The 
draft policy will be the basis of our August 10 consultation call. More 
information about the NEA's work with Native Arts and Culture is 
available here: https://www.arts.gov/impact/native-arts-and-culture.

DATES: Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (EDT); Written comments 
must be sent by August 24, 2021.

ADDRESSES: The August 10 meeting will be held virtually, via Zoom. 
Tribal leaders may register to participate through https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_hWsn1IqERCWZOLN8m-uC_g to receive 
the Zoom link. Tribal communities also can submit written comments by 
August 24 to [email protected] with the subject line: ``Comments for 
August 10, 2021 NEA Tribal Consultation Meeting.''

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In alignment with the January 26, 2021 
Presidential Memorandum on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening 
Nation-to-Nation Relationships and Executive Order 13175, NEA invites 
Tribal leaders to discuss their needs and concerns related to NEA 
resources and NEA's draft Tribal Consultation policy in this meeting. 
The draft NEA Tribal Consultation Policy and a framing document with 
supplemental readings can be downloaded on the agency's website:
    1. Draft NEA Tribal Consultation Policy: https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/Tribal-Consultation-Policy-DRAFT-7.9.21.pdf.
    2. Framing Document: https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/NEA-August-2021-Framing-Document.pdf.
    NEA plans to consider this input for incorporation into our Tribal 
Consultation policy and support we provide to Tribal communities across 
the U.S. The meeting agenda will be:
    1. Input on NEA's draft Tribal Consultation policy.
    2. Barriers for tribal communities to access NEA resources.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clifford Murphy, Director of Folk & 
Traditional Arts, phone: 202-682-5726, or by email to [email protected] 
or [email protected].
    Reasonable Accommodation: Anyone who needs an interpreter or other 
accommodation should email Clifford Murphy, Director of Folk & 
Traditional Arts, phone: 202-682-5726, or by email to [email protected] 
or [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on August 3, 2021.

    Dated: July 7, 2021.
Meghan Jugder,
Support Services Specialist, Office of Administrative Services & 
Contracts, National Endowment for the Arts.
[FR Doc. 2021-14811 Filed 7-12-21; 8:45 am]