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Tribal Consultation on draft HHS Tribal Consultation Policy

March 25, 2023

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One event on March 23, 2023 at 12:00 am

One event on March 24, 2023 at 12:00 am

One event on March 25, 2023 at 12:00 am

On January 26, 2021, President Biden issued a Presidential Memorandum on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening the Nation-to-Nation Relationships that requires the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to submit a detailed plan for implementing Executive Order 13175,
which charges all executive departments and agencies to engage in regular, meaningful, and robust consultation with tribal officials In the development of federal policies that have Tribal implications. In response, HHS initiated Tribal Consultation, holding six virtual regional Tribal
Consultations:

  • HHS Regions 1, 2, 3, and 4 on March 22, 2021
  • HHS Region 5 on March 22, 2021
  • HHS Region 7 and 8 on March 23, 2021
  • HHS Region 6 on March 24, 2021
  • HHS Region 9 on March 24, 2021
  • HHS Region 10 on March 25, 2021

HHS also received over fifty written comments and recommendations to update the current HHS Tribal Consultation Policy. HHS takes its responsibility to consult with tribal governments seriously and has been working in partnership with tribal leaders on the Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC) to incorporate tribal recommendations into an updated HHS Tribal Consultation Policy. Enclosed you will find: a redline version that demonstrates all proposed changes, and a clean version that incorporates all proposed changes into a draft version of the Tribal Consultation Policy.