February 17, 2010

2/17 - U.S. Dept. Justice Unveils Plan for Consultation with Tribes

From a DOJ press release:

Justice Department Unveils Plan of Action for Consultation and Coordination with Tribes

Responds to Presidential Memorandum

The Justice Department today made public its plan of action, submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to improve consultation and coordination between the Justice Department and tribal nations, as directed by President Barack Obama’s Memorandum on Tribal Consultation. The Presidential Memorandum, signed on Nov. 5, 2009, at the White House Tribal Nations Conference, directed each federal agency to submit to OMB within 90 days a plan of action to implement President Clinton’s Executive Order 13175 on Consultation and Coordination with Tribal Governments. The Justice Department’s plan was submitted to OMB on January 27, 2010.

See the plan at: http://justice.gov/opa/documents/exec13175-consultation-policy.pdf

February 4, 2010

State of Indian Nations Address - NCAI

The National Congress of American Indian delivered their 2010 "State of Indian Nations Address" on 1/29/10. Find the text and link to webcast at: http://www.ncai.org/Home.477.0.html