U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Intergovernmental Affairs Division
Tribal Affairs Advisory
FEMA HOSTING LISTENING SESSION ON FEMA TRIBAL POLICY REVISION
October 3rd, 2016
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is seeking input from tribal governments, officials and other interested partners while we revise and update our Tribal Policy. This policy establishes implementation objectives under which all employees of FEMA are to operate with regard to tribal governments and outlines a framework for nation-to-nation relations with federally recognized tribal governments that recognizes tribal sovereignty, self-governance, and our trust responsibility that is consistent with applicable authorities.
The updated policy will supersede the current FEMA Tribal Policy, issued in 2013, which expires on December 30, 2016. The goal is to update the policy based on tribal input, to reflect current authorities, address key policy questions, and continue our efforts to improve the Agency’s nation-to-nation relationship with tribal nations. FEMA is committed to work together with tribes to build, sustain, and improve every tribal governments’ capacity to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against all hazards.
This consultation period encourages tribal input and will seek opportunities to facilitate tribal leaders’, or their designee’s, feedback, during the policy update process. FEMA will engage officials through face-to-face meetings, national and regional association conferences, conference calls, listening sessions, and webinars to seek input on questions highlighted in the FEMA Tribal Policy: Key Concepts document. Tribal officials’ suggestions and comments will inform further development and refinement of FEMA’s Tribal Policy.
FEMA’s Office of External Affairs will conduct a listening session to share information with tribes about the Tribal Policy and to gather feedback and answer any questions.
Federally recognized tribal and/or Alaskan Native Village leaders or other officials, tribal emergency managers, tribal associations or partners, or a state/local officials involved in tribal emergency management.
October 6, 2016 at 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)
WHERE: Via Adobe Connect
The link will prompt you to register. Register by completing the following fields and clicking “submit.”
(It is highly recommended that you turn up the volume on your computer speakers to listen through your computer. Also be sure to test your Adobe Connect prior to the webinar by clicking here.)
Via Phone: 1-800-320-4330; Pin 265976#
(If you choose to call in, please know that you’ll hear audio only and will have no visibility to the Adobe Connect slide deck presentation.)
1. Welcome / Introduction
2. Presentation/ Q & A / Closing
Milo Booth, National Tribal Affairs Advisor, FEMA, Intergovernmental Affairs Division
Tribal officials can submit comments on the FEMA Tribal Policy until October 28, 2016, either by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
ATTN: Margeau Valteau, Office of External Affairs (OEA),
500 C Street SW,
Washington, DC 20472-3605
Visit FEMA’s Tribal Affairs web page for more information on the tribal consultation period for this policy and to view the Key Concepts document.
Note: Be sure to test your Adobe Connect connection prior to the meeting. Click here.
Last modified: January 6, 2021