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Government-to-Government Consultation Q&A Session

The Q&A session was established, in sync with requests from tribal leaders, to provide the opportunity to engage in dialogue and conversation with federal representatives on key issues. The Q&A session allows both tribal leaders and federal representatives to discuss and share ideas, explore healthy debate on key topic areas, and collaboratively filter out realistic solutions and paths forward to discovering effective recommendations.

Prior to the Q&A session, federally recognized tribal leaders (or authorized designees) may submit questions or topic areas they would like to bring to the table for discussion or further clarification from federal Departments. As well, prior to the Q&A session, federal staff will work towards composing federal responses for the submitted tribal leader’s questions. The Q&A session should foster rich discussion between tribal leaders and federal representatives on how best to serve tribal communities when addressing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, sex trafficking and MMIW. Conversation should center around clarification, understanding, and mutual resolution.

How do Tribal Leaders submit questions to be answered during the Q&A session?

You may submit questions through the Government-Government Consultation Question Submission Form only. Questions will not be taken live during the session.
  • Questions or topic areas will only be accepted from federally recognized Indian tribal governments elected leaders or confirmed designees.
  • Questions will be accepted in advance of the Q&A session via the online submission form or no later than September 21, 2022—12:00 noon AKST.

When will submitted questions be answered?

All questions submitted by the stated deadline will be answered by the Federal representative(s) from the requested department live during the onsite Q&A session scheduled for Friday, September 23, 2022 from 9:00-10:00am in the Discovery Room at the Hotel Captain Cook host facility..