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Self-Governance: The Future of Compacting
for Tribes

Date: July 21 - 22, 2021
Time: 12:30 p.m. EDT; 11:30 a.m. CDT; 10:30 a.m. MDT; 9:30 a.m. PDT; 8:30 a.m. AKDT
Duration: 4 Hours/Day
Tuition:   $849 - SEE SPECIAL OFFER BELOW!

Attend this LIVE, ONLINE TRAINING presented by our expert, who will be using all the interactive training tools used in the classroom and more. You’ll be able to ask questions, respond to polls, and collaborate with others. Don’t let anything interrupt your training needs. Join us online and experience a different way of learning! Please click here for Virtual Training FAQs.

Many tribes have chosen to enter into a self-governance relationship with the Department of the Interior, the Indian Health Service, or both. During this class, we'll take you through this program designed for tribes that already operate under a compact or those who are contemplating moving from self-determination to a self-governance relationship.

The program content begins with the origins of self-governance and traces a path to the latest issues currently impacting the program. Topics will include a discussion on the differences between a compact and the Annual Funding Agreement (AFA), including non BIA and IHS programs in your AFA, construction projects, rebudgeting, interest income and much more.

T O P I C S   I N C L U D E
History of Federal Policy toward Indian Country
  • Contact Period
  • Legislation - positive and negative
  • Significant court decisions
  • Significant court decisions
  • Purpose of self-governance
  • Where we are today
Self-Governance in Focus
  • Background of P.L. 93-638
  • Implementing regulations
  • Major differences between self-governance and self-determination
  • Funding issues under self-governance
  • What you’re entitled to
Tribal Shares
  • Explaining tribal shares
  • The process for determining them
  • Getting your fair share
  • What do you leave?
  • Buybacks
Contract Support
  • Latest legal update
  • Pending Supreme Court cases
  • Recurring and non-recurring
  • Latest budget amounts - BIA/IHS
  • Tips on getting full amount
  • What you receive in the AFA
  • Including non BIA/IHS programs
  • Startup costs
  • IDC on non-P.L. 93-638 programs
Program Standards
  • What you must include
  • Right to negotiate
  • Disagreements
  • Federal limitations
  • Tribal standards
  • Interest (limited restrictions)
  • Requirements to manage investments
  • Other types of income
  • Requirements under third-party revenue
  • What is meant by overall purpose of award?
  • Are these Federal records?
  • Application of FOIA
  • Application of Privacy Act
  • Federal access to tribal records
Establishing Performance Measures
  • Program assessment tool
  • Establishing mission, goals and objectives
  • Developing output measures
  • Developing outcome measures
  • Measuring overall impact on community
Other Topics
  • Program redesign
  • Rebudgeting
  • Using funds as matching share
  • Appeals
  • Tort Claims coverage
  • Required reports
  • Sections of P.L. 93-638 that apply to annual funding agreements
  • Monitoring by Federal agency
*Topics subject to change
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