U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) & Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes (MAST) 2013 Consultation Session
The Obama Administration is strongly committed to our nation-to-nation relationship with tribal governments, continually working to ensure tribal communities have a meaningful voice in policy development, and improved services and consultation efforts in Indian Country. In support of this commitment, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services hosts regional tribal consultation sessions annually to address, at a more local level, how the Department can continue to improve outreach and coordination and to discuss programmatic issues and overall concerns with tribes.
On April 22, 2013, Administration for Children and Families, ROV Regional Administrator, Kent Wilcox, along with colleagues Nancy Sanchez, Child Welfare (CW) Manager, Angela Green and CW Specialist, Ruby Flagg, traveled to Prior Lake, MN, to attend the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) & Midwest Alliance of Sovereign Tribes (MAST) 2013 Consultation Session.
The purpose of this Session was for HHS national and regional leadership to update Bemidji-Area tribal officials on responses to 2012 ROV Consultation issues/accomplishments, hear from Area Tribal leadership on current pressing issues, then dialogue on next steps.