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Request for Comment – 2014 National Drug Control Strategy: A White House Notice to Tribal Leaders

Posted in Strategic Planning
Yesterday, the White House sent out a notice of tribal consultation on development of the 2014 National Drug Control Strategy.  While no in-person consultations have been scheduled, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is requesting written comments be sent by October 4, 2013 to 2014Strategy@ondcp.eop.gov or by mail. Written comments are requested on the following topics: Key issues tribes currently face … Continue Reading

The “Art” of Consultation

Posted in Strategic Planning
A recent thread in the “Tribal Governance and Administration Group” on LinkedIn, around tribal consultation, got me thinking on the “art” of consulting with the Federal government. By way of background, U.S. federal agencies are supposed to consult with tribes before taking an action with tribal implications.  This requirement was first formalized in 2000 by … Continue Reading