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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. This work is done in the spirit of government to government consultation and collaboration, respectful of the special relationship that exists between the United States and tribal governments. Our efforts focus on three important goals: facilitating VA's Tribal Consultation Policy, facilitating increased access to health care and promoting economic sustainability (highlighting opportunities for Veterans to access fiscal, educational, housing and other special programs and benefits through the VA).

Upcoming Events

  • July 31, 2015: Southern Plains Veterans Training Summit, Norman OK
  • August 16–22, 2015: Camp Chaparral, Toppenish, WA
  • September 22–24, 2015: Tribal Veteran Representative Training, Salem, OR

See the Upcoming Events page for more information.

May-June 2015 Office of Tribal Government Relations Newsletter

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Tribal Health Program Reimbursement Agreements

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

Tribal Consultation

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The 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. More information

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