The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Tribal Government Relations (OTGR) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Advisory Committee on Tribal and Indian Affairs (“the Committee”) to represent the following Indian Health Service (IHS) Areas: California; Nashville. Nominations for membership on the Committee must be received no later than 5:00 PM Eastern on October 20, 2023, and should be mailed to OTGR at 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Suite 915H (075) or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. UIOs are encouraged to work with local Tribes and Tribal organizations to identify local American Indian and Alaska Native veterans for nomination. The Committee is an important opportunity to uplift the voices of American Indian and Alaska Native veterans no matter where they reside.
Please see NCUIH’s previous blog for more information on the Committee and nomination requirements.
For further information, contact Peter Vicaire (Peter.Vicaire@va.gov), Office of Tribal Government Relations, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Ste. 915H (075), Washington, DC 20420. A copy of the Committee charter can be obtained by contacting Peter Vicaire at 612–558–7744 or accessing the website managed by OTGR at: https://www.va.gov/TRIBALGOVERNMENT/index.asp.