Nation-To-Nation Consultation

11:00 am ~ 12:00 pm PT

On October 26, the NEA will hold 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.   

The NEA’s Tribal Consultation Policy and a draft detailed agenda are available on the agency’s website. A  framing document includes information on agency activities and questions that will guide 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.

Please RSVP for this meeting by emailing

In the event you wish to send a proxy, please notify by October 19, 2022. To designate a proxy for this meeting, please copy the attached delegation 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 by November 16, 2022.

You are welcome to bring program leadership and staff from your Nation 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. We hope that you will be able to join us for this important discussion and value your participation.

Please contact Clifford Murphy at if you or a designee will attend and if you have any items for the agenda.