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Office of Tribal Government Relations


About VA’s Office of Tribal Government Relations (OTGR)

The OTGR team works to strengthen and build closer relations between the VA, tribal governments and other key federal, state, private and non-profit partners in an effort to effectively and respectfully serve Veterans across Indian Country. Read more...

Outreach & Communication

September-October 2015 Office of Tribal Government Relations Newsletter

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Secretary McDonald video
2015 Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Annual Convention: VA Secretary McDonald’s Video Message to Alaska Native Delegates, October 15-17, 2015, Dena’ina Center, Anchorage, AK


Upcoming Events

  • November 6–7, 2015: Warm Springs Veterans Summit
  • November 7–8, 2015: D-Q University Veterans Pow-Wow and Service Fair
  • November 9–12, 2015: CANAR Annual Conference
  • November 13, 2015: Native American Indian Heritage Month Program

See theUpcoming Events page for more information.


NEW: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Indian Health Service (IHS) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Annual Report, Fiscal Year 2014

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VAntage Point Blog
Treating Hepatitis C: One Vietnam Veteran’s story

Tribal Government Relations Specialist Terry Bentley relates Jack Flowers' tale of how a ;VA employee “saved his life” in helping him find treatment for Hepatitis C. Read the story at VAntage Point.

Tribal Health Program Reimbursement Agreements

Up-to-date and comprehensive information on this program can be found on the Reimbursement Agreement page.

Video: After war and tragedy, a Veteran learns to thrive

Brandon brought the war home with him. With help from VA, he’s turned his life around. Share his story to help other Veterans.

Tribal Consultation

Image of a man and a woman looking at each otherThe Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) consults with tribal governments in order to facilitate tribal engagement and input in VA policies, programs and services that may affect Veterans living in Indian Country and tribal governments. Tribal Consultation is either formal, or informal in nature, with a focus on emphasizing the importance of establishing and sustaining enduring, trusting relationships necessary to serve our Nation’s heroes.

See theTribal Consultation page for more information.

Fun Facts: Native American Heritage Month

Did you know that three VA hospitals are named after American Indian Veterans? Click here to find out which ones.

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