2019 ACF Tribal Consultation

This page provides an overview of the ACF Tribal Consultation, scheduled for Monday, September 16, 2019 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California.

If your tribe would like to submit testimony for the consultation, please do so no later than Friday, September 6, 2019 to: ANACommissioner@acf.hhs.gov. This will provide sufficient time for ACF to share your testimony with our program offices so they are prepared to discuss your issues. However, this deadline does not preclude anyone from providing testimony at the session and we will, to the extent that time allows, hear your testimony. If you are unable to submit your testimony before the consultation session, please provide five copies at the start of the session.

Please be aware that ACF will also keep the testimony record open for 30 days after the date of the consultation. After that time, ACF will provide written responses to all testimonies received. Testimonies may be submitted to anacommissioner@acf.hhs.gov.

In order to facilitate the discussion, we ask that presenters provide a brief overview of their testimony and include the specific issues to be addressed at the session during registration.

Meeting Registration

All Tribal leaders, representatives, and other Tribal attendees must register for the meeting here.

Location Details

The Consultation will be held in the Grand Ballroom East at the Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Pkwy, Temecula, CA 92592. Onsite check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m., and the Consultation will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Joining Remotely

For any tribe unable to attend in person, you will be able to join by phone and/or Adobe Connect:

  • Adobe Connect Connection:  https://acf.adobeconnect.com/ana/ (click here to view the live and listen to the video stream and download any documents from the session)
  • Audio-only dial in#: 877 709-5346 //Participants Pass Code: 6045283

Please note that participants will be in a listen-only status the entire time.

Planning Calls

During the session, ACF leadership will be available to speak with tribal leaders to discuss issues important to the tribes and ACF tribal program priorities. To help both you and the ACF representatives prepare for this consultation, ACF held a series of planning calls to identify individuals who will provide oral testimony to ACF, solicit for tribal moderators, and identify specific topics of interest for discussion. A draft agenda can be found here.


There is no dedicated hotel accommodation for this location. For those wishing to stay at the Pechanga Resort, guest rooms may be reserved on an individual basis by calling the PR&C reservation department at 1-888-PECHANGA. There are several hotels nearby:

Venue Name Physical Address Approximate Distance to Tribal Consultation (Pechanga Resort)
Pechanga Resort & Casino 45000 Pehanga Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592 On-site
Ramada by Wyndham 28980 Old Town Front Street, Temecula, CA 92590 2.9 miles (7 min)
Springhill Suites Temecula Valley 28220 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula, CA 92590 4.2 miles (12 min)
Hampton Inn Suites in Temecula 28190 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula, CA 92590 5 miles (15 min)
Best Western Country Inn 27706 Jefferson Ave, Temecula, CA 92590 5 miles (15 min)
Embassy Suites By Hilton Temecula Valley Wine 29345 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA 5 miles (15 min)
Pala Casino Spa Resort 11154 Highway 76, Pala, CA, 92059 8 miles (17 min)

Additional Note

This consultation is being held alongside the Annual National Tribal Health Conference, which is hosted by the National Indian Health Board and will be happening the week of September 16 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino.

For More Information

If you have any questions about the consultation session, contact the Administration for Native Americans at 1-877-922-9262 or anacommissioner@acf.hhs.gov.

Please refer back here for more details as they become available.

Last Reviewed: September 13, 2019