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Office of Tribal Government Relations

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

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Tribal Consultation

On November 5, 2009, President Obama signed a Memorandum on Tribal Consultation that pronounces Tribal consultations a critical ingredient of a sound and productive Federal-Tribal relationship. The Presidential Memorandum directs all Federal agencies to develop a detailed plan of the actions to fully implement Consultation and Coordination with American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal Governments and to establish regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration with Tribal officials in the development of Federal policies that have Tribal implications.

VA/IHS MOU Tribal Consultation - Comment Deadline October 8, 2014

Download a copy of the Dear Tribal Leader Letter that was mailed on August 1, 2014, for full information. A short information briefing and full text of the VA-IHS 2010 MOU are also available.

Please download the DTLL for information on how they may be submitted. Written comments are due no later than October 8, 2014.

2012 VA Tribal Consultation Reports

Dear Tribal Leader letter [PDF]

Washington, DC and Anchorage, AK [PDF]

Lincoln, Nebraska and Denver, Colorado [PDF]


Dear Tribal Leader letters

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