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Virtual SAMHSA Tribal Consultation

August 29, 2023 @ 3:00 pm CDT

August 29 at 4:00 pm Eastern
Registration is required. Instructions to access the Zoom virtual consultation will be provided in the above link following registration.

The purpose of Tribal Consultation is to advance SAMHSA support for, and collaboration with, federally recognized AAI/AN Tribes. To advance these goals, SAMHSA conducts government-to-government consultations with Indian Tribes represented by the Tribal President, Tribal Chair, Tribal Governor, or an elected or appointed Tribal Leader, or their authorized representative(s) to the extent practicable and permitted by law before SAMHSA takes any action that will significantly affect Indian Tribes. Consultation is an enhanced form of communication that emphasizes trust, respect, and shared responsibility. It is an open and free exchange of information and opinion among parties that leads to mutual understanding.

Federally Recognized Indian Tribes represented by the Tribal President, Tribal Chair, or Tribal Governor, or an elected or appointed Tribal Leader, or their authorized representative(s) may participate in this consultation by submitting written views, opinions, recommendations, and data. Testimony received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Do not include any information in your testimony or supporting materials considered confidential or inappropriate for public disclosure. If you include your name, contact information, or other personal identifiers in the body of your testimony, that information will be on public display. SAMHSA will review all submissions and may choose to redact, or withhold, submissions containing private or proprietary information such as social security numbers, medical information, inappropriate language, or duplicate/near duplicate examples of a mass-mail campaign. SAMHSA will carefully consider all testimony submitted into the docket.

Oral Tribal Testimony: Based on the number of participants giving testimony and the time available, it may be necessary to limit speaking times for each presenter. We will adjourn the Tribal consultation meeting early if all attendees who requested to provide oral testimony in advance of and during the consultation have delivered their testimony.

Written Tribal Testimony: SAMHSA will accept written Tribal testimony until 5:00 p.m., until September 28, 2023. Written Tribal testimony should be submitted by email to otap@samhsa.hhs.govAll submissions must include Tribal affiliation. All relevant comments, including any personal information provided, will be posted without change. Written testimony received in advance of the meeting will be included in the official record of the meeting. The consultation meeting will be recorded, transcribed, and posted without change to any personal information provided.

This meeting is being held in accordance with Presidential Executive Order No. 13175, November 6, 2000, and Presidential Memorandums of November 5, 2009, and September 23, 2004, and January 26, 2021 on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Government and SAMHSA’s Tribal Consultation Policy, which can be found at:


August 29, 2023
3:00 pm CDT
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