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Tribal Consultations

The Office of Tribal Relations serves as the single point of contact for consultation with American Indian and Alaskan Native Governments and continues to refine the consultation process to ensure strong partnerships that will preserve Tribal sovereignty and result in high quality service for farmers, ranchers, consumers, and other constituents.

USDA Departmental Regulation on Tribal Consultation, Coordination, and Collaboration
Presidential Executive Order on Tribal Consultation
USDA Consultation Action Plan (PDF, 323 KB)
Memorandum of Tribal Consultation


Upcoming Consultations

Water and Wastewater Environmental Programs Tribal Consultation
Dates: November 30, 2021 & December 1, 2021
Time: 1:00 -2:30 pm ET
Registration Links: November 30 & December 1
Invitation Letter (PDF, 172 KB)

Tribal Consultation on Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women,
Infants, and Children (WIC) Rules
Date:
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Time: 12:30 PM ET – 2:30 PM ET
Registration Link: Zoom Registration Link
Handout A (PDF, 152 KB)
Handout B (PDF, 170 KB)
Handout C (PDF, 328 KB)

Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations Tribal Leader Work Group Consultation
Date:
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Time: 1:00pm PT – 6:00pm PT
Location: Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
4455 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Room: Sage 1
Meeting Link: Zoom
Call-In Number: 16692545252
Call-In ID: 161 954 6382


Previous Consultations

Small Ruminants Tribal Consultation
Date: November 1, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm ET
Zoom Link

Standards for Humane Care and Handling of Birds Covered Under the Animal Welfare Act Tribal Consultation
Date: November 4, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm ET
Registration Link
Invitation Letter (PDF, 219 KB)

Tribal Leaders Consultation Working Group (TLCWG) on FDPIR Consultation
Date: August 11, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 PM ET
Virtual Link: Consultation Zoom Link
Call-In Line: Meeting ID: 160 150 5511
Passcode: Tribal One tap mobile
+16692545252,,1601505511# US (San Jose)
+16468287666,,1601505511# US (New York)
Invitation Letter
Proxy Letter (PDF, 52.3 KB)
Agenda

July 6, 2021
FDPIR Tribal Leader Consultation Working Group Consultation
Invitation Letter
Proxy Letter (PDF, 88.3 KB)

March 9 and March 11, 2021
USDA Consultation on Consultations and Racial Equity
Memorandum of Tribal Consultation
Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities
USDA DR Tribal Consultation, Coordination, and Collaboration (PDF, 178 KB)
USDA Tribal Consultation Plan
Racial Equity Consultation Proxy Letter (PDF, 88.1 KB)
Executive Order 13175 - Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments
Consultation on Racial Equity Invitation
Agenda - Consultations on Racial Equity
Framing Paper 1
Framing Paper 2
ARS Tribal Information

February 25, 2021
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Consultation
2021 FEB. FDPIR Consultation Invitation (PDF, 139 KB)
2021 FEB. FDPIR Consultation Proxy Letter (PDF, 88.2 KB)
2021 FEB. FDPIR Consultation Agenda

January 21, 2021
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) 638 Demonstration Project Webinar
Recording

October 28, 2020
FDPIR 638 Demonstration Project Consultation
2020 OCT. FDPIR Consultation Invitation (PDF, 233 KB)
2020 OCT. FDPIR Consultation Proxy Letter Template (PDF, 63.1 KB)
2020 OCT. FDPIR Consultation Agenda (PDF, 129 KB)
2020 OCT. FDPIR Consultation Crosswalk (PDF, 131 KB)
2020 OCT. FDPIR Consultation Criteria Handout (PDF, 192 KB)
2020 OCT. FDPIR Report Out

September 24, 2020
USDA Industrial Hemp Interim Final Rule Consultation
Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program; Comment Period Reopened
2020 Hemp Consultation Invitation
2020 Hemp Consultation Proxy Letter Template (PDF, 67.6 KB)
2020 Industrial Hemp Consultation Agenda (PDF, 116 KB)

July 15, 2020
USDA Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Consultation
Tribal Leader Invitation (PDF, 176 KB)
Tribal Leader Proxy Letter Template (PDF, 88.2 KB)
Draft Criteria - FDPIR Self-Determination Demonstration Project (PDF, 173 KB)
July 2020 FDPIR Consultation Report Out (PDF, 232 KB)

February 13, 2020
USDA Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Tribal Leaders Consultation
FEB 2020 FDPIR Consultation Report Out (PDF, 253 KB)

December 11, 2019
Industrial Hemp, Las Vegas, NV
Industrial Hemp Consultation Invitation (PDF, 682 KB)
Industrial Hemp Consultation Proxy Letter (PDF, 129 KB)

December 10, 2019
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Tribal Leader Work Group Consultation, Las Vegas, NV
FDPIR Consultation Tribal Leader Letter (PDF, 572 KB)
FDPIR Consultation Proxy Letter (PDF, 69.0 KB)

June 26, 2019
2018 Farm Bill Implementation Tribal Consultation and Listening Session, Sparks, NV
USDA 2018 Farm Bill Consultation Agenda (PDF, 82.6 KB)
USDA 2018 Farm Bill Tribal Consultation Invitation (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Farm Bill Consultation Proxy Letter (PDF, 27.9 KB)

June 10, 2019
Food Distribution on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Tribal Leader Work Group Consultation, Choctaw, MS
FDPIR Final Agenda (PDF, 184 KB)
Invitation to Tribal Leaders (PDF, 509 KB)
FDPIR Consultation Proxy Letter (PDF, 19.9 KB)

May 1-2, 2019
2018 Farm Bill Implementation Tribal Consultation, Washington, DC
2018 Farm Bill and Legislative Principles
Summary side-by-side comparison
USDA 2018 Farm Bill Tribal Consultation Invitation (PDF, 550 KB)
May 2019 USDA Farm Bill Consultation Agenda (PDF, 155 KB)

February 14, 2019
Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Tribal Leaders Consultation Work Group (PDF, 434 KB)

June 11, 2018
Food Distribution on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) Tribal Consultation Invitation (PDF, 760 KB) | FDPIR Tribal Consultation Agenda (PDF, 198 KB)

May 14-15, 2018
Invitation to New Mexico 2018 Farm Bill Consultation (PDF, 515 KB) | Agenda for New Mexico 2018 Farm Bill Consultation (PDF, 347 KB)

October 19, 2017
Deputy Secretary Censky Consulting on USDA Reorganization in Milwaukee, WI (PDF, 118 KB)
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