ATNI to Host US Treasury Tribal Leader Roundtable on the RPA reauthorization of the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) which contains a $500 million set aside for Tribal governments to support

Tribal Leader Roundtable – Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 AT 10AM

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) reauthorizes and amends the Small Business Jobs Act (SBJA) of 2010, which established the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Program. SSBCI provides certain governments funding for 1) small business financing programs and 2) technical assistance to small businesses applying for SSBCI. ARPA authorized SSBCI Tribal government eligibility for the first time and provided a $500 million Tribal set aside. Treasury has conducted a Tribal consultation, hosted a Tribal information session, and engaged in Tribal engagement on this fund over the past few months. Based on the consultation, Treasury adopted a distribution methodology that allocated payments using a formula that is based on enrollment data and establishes a minimum amount ($423,000) for eligible Tribal governments. All eligible Tribal governments have been notified of their initial allocations via email.  A Notice of Intent to apply for these funds is due August 16, 2021 at 5:00 EDT and applications are due December 11, 2021. Please note that the NOI does not obligate a government to participate in the program. SSBCI Resources:

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ATNI HOSTED TREASURY MEETING TUESDAY AUGUST 10TH AT 10AMTopic: US Treasury SSBCI Time: Aug 10, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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USDA Consultation on Consultations and Racial Equity

In March, the Office of Tribal Relations (OTR) will be consulting on the 1) Memorandum on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation-to-Nation Relationships, and the 2) Executive Order On Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government which specifically includes addressing impediments to accessing USDA programs and services. These two actions by President Biden can be found below. Each of the two consultations will cover both of these topics. We are also building in two hours before the consultation for tribal caucus. USDA staff will not participate in the tribal caucus as it is designed for tribal leaders and tribal organizations to have internal discussion.

To send written comments to be included in the consultation record, please send them to Tribal.Relations@usda.gov by 11:59 pm ET on March 22, 2021.

https://www.usda.gov/tribalrelations/tribal-consultations

2022 Annual Conference Call For Artists

Apply by May 3, 2021

NICWA invites American Indian and Alaska Native artists to participate in our Call for Artists. NICWA is excited to once again provide an opportunity for artists to showcase their talents in support of our 2022 40th Annual Protecting Our Children Conference. Submissions are due May 3, 2021.

The National Park Service Submits Final National Historic Preservation Act Rule to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

On March 1, 2019, the National Park Service (NPS) proposed revisions to the regulations governing the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) that would affect the nomination process of properties eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places. More recently, on October 8, 2020, NPS submitted the final rule to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for review pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 12866
There is still an opportunity to comment on the effects the Rule would have on the cultural heritage of your nation. To request an EO 12866 meeting with OIRA, click here
You may also request government-to-government consultation with OIRA pursuant to EO 13175. To request EO 13175 consultation send a letter via email to:
Paul J. Ray, AdministratorOffice of Information and Regulatory AffairsRegulatory Information Service Center (RISC)General Services Administration 1800 F Street, NWWashington, D.C. 20405oira_submission@omb.eop.govmatthew.p.oreska@omb.eop.gov
To view NCAI’s submitted comments in response to the proposed rule, please click here
To view NCAI’s July 2019 comments, please click here.
NCAI Contact Info: Darren Modzelewski, Policy Counseldmodzelewski@ncai.org

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Native American Veterans Memorial Webinar

November 4, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. EST 

On November 4, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Office of Tribal Government Relations (OTGR) will be hosting a webinar to discuss the history of the National Native American Veteran Memorial, and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the construction of the memorial. Speakers will include Rebecca Trautmann, Alexandra Harris, and Betsy Gordon. 
If you have questions, or require special accommodations, please contact Pete Vicaire at peter.vicaire@va.gov.To register for the webinar, please click here.NCAI Contact: Nicholas Courtney, Policy Analystncourtney@ncai.org

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., keynote speaker at ATNI Winter Convention 2020

The Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians, which represents tribes across seven states, adopted a resolution this week in support of a Cherokee Nation Delegatein Congress during its winter convention in Portland. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., who was a keynote speaker, thanked ATNI leadership for their efforts to uphold treaty rights for all Indian Nations. 

During the trip, Quinault President Fawn Sharp and Vice President Tyson Johnston also passed a resolution on behalf of the Quinault Nation unanimously supporting a Delegate to Congress. 

To date nine tribes and tribal organizations across the country have passed resolutions in support of a delegate. Chief Hoskin appointed a delegate to Congress, Kim Teehee, in August.

Thank you Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. for your remarks and taking time to visit the Northwest!
#ProtectingTribalSovereignty #TribalSolidarity
#TribalDelegate #UpholdTreaties

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