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NCAI to Host Tribal Unity Impact Days September 12-13, 2018

August 13, 2018
NCAI and its co-sponsors will be hosting Tribal Unity Impact Days on September 12-13, 2018. This event will allow tribal leaders to engage with key members of Congress. On the morning of September 12, senators and representatives will brief tribal leaders on the current and critical legislative issues affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives. The rest of the two... Read More >>

Tribal Budget Formulation Workgroup Meets with Congressional IHS Task Force

August 2, 2018
On July 24, 2018, members of the Tribal Budget Formulation Workgroup (TBFWG) met with members of the congressional Indian Health Service (IHS) Task Force. TBFWG is made up of Tribal representatives from each IHS Service Area to develop the national Tribal recommendations for the annual IHS budget. Each year, the Workgroup synthesizes the priorities identified by the Tribes in... Read More >>

Save the Date! – Food Sovereignty Summit- August 2018

August 1, 2018
Save the Date! On August 28-30, 2018 at the Big Horn Resort located in Billings MT, join the movement to improving community wellness through food sovereignty. As we all have a role in our food system, all are invited to participate in this two and half-day summit of learning and collaboration. Registration is open:https://roots18.eventbrite.com/ Follow link and use the JulyDiscount code to save... Read More >>

Notice of Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2018

July 26, 2018
Intergovernmental Affairs Advisory FEMA Announces Notice of Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2018 Homeland Security National Training Program Continuing Training Grants July 25, 2018 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today the release of the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Fiscal Year 2018 Homeland Security National Training Program/Continuing Training Grants (HSNTP/CTG). The grant program develops and delivers innovative training programs that are... Read More >>

Second Cohort of NIHB Policy Fellows Meets in Washington DC

July 3, 2018
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) was pleased to welcome the second cohort of NIHB Health Policy Fellows during a five-day training in Washington DC. This gathering, which took place June 27 through July 1, was the first of three training designed to provide Fellows with the tools, resources, and mentorship to become effective Indian health policy change makers and advocates. Throughout... Read More >>

Healthy Housing Inspection Manual

July 3, 2018
The Healthy Housing Inspection Manual completes the foundation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Healthy Homes Initiative. The manual reflects the ongoing commitment of both CDC and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to work together to provide local jurisdictions with tools to address housing-related health hazards. Development of this manual was supported... Read More >>

U.S. Senate Confirms Tara Mac Lean Sweeney as Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs

June 29, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. | Today, the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (SCIA) announced the unanimous confirmation of Tara Mac Lean Sweeney as the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs at the Department of the Interior. The National Congress of American Indians applauds the swift confirmation of Ms. Sweeney following the SCIA vote to move the nomination to the full U.S. Senate... Read More >>

White House Releases Plan on Executive Branch Reorganization

June 26, 2018
WOW!  Please access the attached Executive Branch Reorganization Plan and read it.  I just returned from attending the Consultation on Reorganization of the Dept. of Interior at Billings’, Montana.  All of the Tribal Leaders from Montana/Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council were in attendance. Most of the Tribal Leaders expressed opposition to the Geographical realignment of the Bureau's within In Interior... Read More >>

Call for Proposals NOW OPEN for National Tribal Health Conference

June 25, 2018
Tribal leaders, health directors, policy specialists, advocates, and allies are invited to submit abstracts for the National Indian Health Board's 2018 National Tribal Health Conference, taking place September 17-20, 2018 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) encourages presentations highlighting innovative and community-driven approaches to improving quality of health systems, strengthening the business of medicine, pathways for... Read More >>

Intergovernmental Affairs Advisory

June 22, 2018
FEMA Releases the NIMS Implementation Objectives for Local, State, Tribal, and Territorial Jurisdictions June 11, 2018 Today, FEMA released the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Implementation Objectives for Local, State, Tribal, and Territorial Jurisdictions. NIMS is a key component of U.S. incident management efforts. It helps prepare the nation for catastrophic disasters by enabling organizations from across the country to work together... Read More >>