October 25, 2023, Tribal Consultation

On October 25, 2023 the NEA held a tribal consultation to gather input from tribal leaders on the needs and concerns of tribal communities as related to NEA resources and grants, to provide an update on NEA’s engagement with Native cultural leaders and tribal-serving organizations, and to inform our work related to the Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.

The NEA’s Tribal Consultation Policy, a framing document including information about agency activities, and a detailed agenda for the October 25, 2023 consultation were available to view in advance of the session. A summary of the consultation is now available.

Consultation Details
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Time: 2:30 PM CT / 3:30 PM ET
Location: 2023 International Conference of Indigenous Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
For more detailed information please visit the conference website.
Please RSVP for this meeting by emailing NativeArts@arts.gov.

Tribal leaders wishing to send a proxy to the consultation session should notify NativeArts@arts.gov by October 18, 2023. To designate a proxy for this meeting, please copy the designation form onto tribal letterhead. This designation will authorize your designee, in writing, who will be attending in your place and the estimated time of your absence. Tribal leader positions may not be delegated in perpetuity.

If you are unable to attend, please provide written comments to NativeArts@arts.gov by November 15, 2023.

The NEA invites tribal leaders to bring program leadership and staff from their respective Nations to the tribal consultation as observers/technical advisors. Please be advised that there may also be representatives of Native arts and cultural organizations present as observers of the consultation.

Please contact NativeArts@arts.gov if you have any questions or concerns.