This week I am at the BIA Partners in Action conference here in Milwaukee, WS for the midwest region. As you all know one of the major proposed policy changes for the BIA is a total reorganization. The good news is there is Tribal consultation that has already started and will continue throughout Indian country. This could have a major impact on Tribes depending on what the final outcome is. Hopefully the BIA will listen to Tribes and address their concerns. If more Tribes contracted for services through the 639 process and self governance then the proposed reorganization effort would not be as critical in terms of communicating with Tribes and the delivery of services. Tribes must continue to exert their Tribal sovereignty and work to achieving their goal of true self determination.

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