Federal Communications Commission
The Office of Native Affairs and Policy (ONAP) was established by FCC Order in 2010 to further the Commission's efforts to bring the benefits of modern communications to all Native communities. ONAP assists the Commission in developing policies and programs to address the lack of adequate communications services on Tribal lands nationwide.
The Native Nations Communications Task Force's mission is to provide guidance, expertise, and recommendations to the Commission on a range of telecommunications issues that directly or indirectly affect Tribal governments and their people. USET representation on the Native Nations Communications Task Force includes the Honorable Cheryl Andrews-Maltais (Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head [Aquinnah]) and the Honorable Michael Conners (Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe).