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Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will host a Tribal Consultation to consult on ACF programs and tribal priorities

January 22, 2012
March 5-6, 2012

Renaissance Hotel
999 9th Street NW.
Washington, DC 20001

In August 2011, ACF issued its Consultation Policy in partnership with tribes. This policy will help our program offices and program office regional presence to better engage Federally Recognized Indian Tribes in the development or revision of policies, regulations, and proposed legislation that impact American Indians. ACF firmly believes that in order to create a good working relationship with tribes, it starts with requesting and receiving input from the tribes to ensure that we are meeting their needs and to establish a partnership that can carry us into the future.Show citation box

Testimonies may be submitted no later than February 24, 2012, to:

Lillian Sparks, Commissioner
Administration for Native Americans
370 L'Enfant Promenade SW.,
Washington, DC 20447

However, this deadline does not preclude anyone from providing testimony at the session and we will, to the extent that time allows, hear your testimony.

If you plan on attending to present your testimony, please provide the name, title, and tribe of the individual who will be presenting to Kimberly Romine. Ms. Romine may be reached at or by phone at (202) 205-5603.

In order to facilitate the discussion, we ask that presenters provide a brief overview of the testimony and include the specific issues to be addressed at the session. For any tribe unable to attend to present testimony, please be aware that ACF will keep the testimony record open for 30 days after the date of the consultation. After 30 days, ACF will provide written responses to all testimonies received, including those that were presented in person.

To register for the consultation, please submit your name, tribe or organization, phone, and email address to Ms. Romine.

In addition to the Tribal Consultation session, ACF will be hosting a half day Tribal Training and Technical Assistance session to provide information about ACF programs, and ACF's Integration and Interoperability Initiative. The Tribal Training and Technical Assistance session will be held the morning of March 5, 2012, in the same room as the Tribal Consultation session.

Dated: January 11, 2012.

George H. Sheldon,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Children and Families



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