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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Office of Tribal Self-Governance (OTSG)

Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee (TSGAC)

baskets The TSGAC plays no direct role in individual TSGP negotiations. The Committee advocates for Self-Governance Tribes, suggests policy guidance on the implementation of the TSGP, and advises the IHS Director on issues of concern to all Self-Governance Tribes. The TSGAC consists of tribally elected officials representing a cross section of Self-Governance Tribes. One delegate and one alternate are nominated by each Area Director to represent the views and issues of the Area's Self-Governance Tribes. The IHS Director selects the representatives and formally appoints them to the TSGAC. The TSGAC members confer, discuss, and reach consensus on specific self-governance issues and provide verbal and written advice about self-governance issues to the IHS Director and the OTSG Director. As a result of active participation by TSGAC members, the committee advances self-governance objectives within the IHS by providing advice and input before final decisions on policy issues are made.

Contact the Tribal Self-Governance Advisory Committee at:

Self-Governance Communication and Education
721 South George Nigh Expressway, Suite 1
PO Box 1734
McAlester, OK 74501
Phone: (918) 302-0252 - Fax: (918) 423-7639

For more information on IHS committees, visit the Director's Tribal consultation website.

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