INDIAN SELF-DETERMINATION ACT: Law & Administration
Why I Should Attend?
The Indian Self-Determination Act is a unique that authorizes tribal nations to take direct control of federal services offered by the Department of the Interior and Department of Health & Human Services for the benefit of American Indians. The Act is about tribal sovereignty, and how the tribes can use the Act to strengthen their governments, protect their sovereignty, and provide direct and effective services to their members. The Act allows tribes to shape these programs in a manner that will be more responsive to the needs of tribal nations. Agreements under the Act are not federal procurement contracts. They are government-to-government agreements.
Unfortunately, while the Act has been in place for over 40 years, very few tribes know the full extent of the Act; and do not know how to exercise their rights and how to exercise their sovereign rights, much less understand how to interpret it. Because tribes do not know of their rights, they are not fully asserting their rights under their agreements with the federal government.
This course provides is the most comprehensive course on the Indian Self-Determination Act found anywhere in Indian Country. It includes an analysis of the Act and implementing regulations to highlight tribal rights. It covers the rights afforded tribal nations under the Act. KIVA’s founder played a key role in developing regulations that implement the Act. He also developed various policies for the federal government that implements the Act.
Who Should Attend?
Tribal council members, chartered organizations school boards, health boards, tribal, program directors and managers; tribal grants/contracts staff, finance and accounting staff; tribal attorneys, tribal consultants. Federal officials and federal awarding officials, federal contracting officers and their subordinates should also attend.