October 26, 2022, Tribal Consultation

On October 26, 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. We will also be seeking consultation on a possible legislative proposal which would give tribal entities the ability to subgrant NEA funds.   

A summary report of the consultation session is now available. The NEA’s Tribal Consultation Policy and a draft detailed agenda for the October 26, 2022 consultation session are available on the agency’s website. A framing document shared with tribal leaders in advance of the consultation included information on agency activities and questions that guided the October 26th conversation, and other relevant supplementary materials.

Consultation Details
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2022
Time: 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
Location: 2022 International Conference of Indigenous Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM), Temecula, California
For more detailed information please visit the conference website.
RSVP’s for this meeting were to be emailed to NativeArts@arts.gov.

Tribal leaders wishing to send a proxy to the consultation session were asked to notify NativeArts@arts.gov by October 19, 2022. Tribes designating a proxy were asked to copy the attached delegation form onto tribal letterhead. This designation authorized tribal leaders’designee, in writing, who attended in your place. Tribal leader positions are not be delegated in perpetuity.

Tribal leaders were invited to provide written comments to NativeArts@arts.gov by November 16, 2022.

The NEA invited tribal leaders to bring program leadership and staff from their respective Nations to the tribal consultation as observers/technical advisors. Tribal leaders were 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.