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Office of Tribal Government Relations

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events announces and lists key national and regional tribal government meetings where our OTGR tribal government relations specialists will be conducting workshops and presentations. Also listed will be important national and regional VA conferences and events as well as other important activities or sessions focused on the needs and concerns of Veterans in Indian Country.

Click here for a list of past events

Urban Indian Health Programs: Connecting with VA
"What you need to know about the Choice Act"

July 30, 2015, 3pm EST

Southern Plains Veterans Training Summit

July 30-31, 2015
Wind River Hotel, Norman, OK

The VA’s Office of Tribal Government Relations, Southern Plains Office, will be holding its 3rd Annual Veterans Training Summit, co-hosted with the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma.  This year’s training summit will provide information, services and processes to key programs requested by tribal and IHS staff, as well as the Veterans themselves.

Two Part Series
Partnerships with the VA: Reaching & Serving Indian Country’s Veterans

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
1:00–2:30 PM ET

Call-in Number: (855) 897-8197
Webinar link:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Division of Tribal Affairs in partnership with the Veterans Administration(VA) will host a two part webinar for Veterans who have earned access to a broad range of benefits as a result of their service in the armed forces. This two part series provides listeners with important information necessary to understand benefits Veterans have earned through their service.

Part I: Focuses on benefits administered by the Veterans Benefits Administration. This webinar will provide an overview of service-connected compensation, pension, educational benefits, vocational rehabilitation, employment, other benefits and services.

Part II: Focuses on how to establish health care reimbursement agreements with the VA. This webinar will provide an overview of how Veterans enroll in the VA healthcare system, the VA medical benefits package, care coordination with local VA resources and highlight the process for current progress made on the VA/IHS/Tribal Health Program (THP) Reimbursement Agreement.

Camp Chaparral

August 16–22, 2015
Toppenish, WA

Tribal Veteran Representative Training

September 22–24, 2015
Oregon State Department of Veterans Affairs Building, Salem, Oregon

Annual Session ATNI

September 2015
Pendleton, OR

OTGR Summit

September 2015 (date TBD)
Seneca Nation, NY

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