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Email - DHHS: Request for Delegate Nominations

From: Kerrigan, Margo (IHS/CAL)
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 11:46 AM
Subject: DHHS Secretary's Tribal Advisory Committee: Request for Delegate Nominations
Importance: High

Dear Tribal Officials,

DHHS Secretary Sebelius is seeking a primary California delegate to the Secretary's Tribal Advisory Committee.  This seat was previously held by Chairman Arch Super of the Karuk Tribe, who recently lost his election bid.  Chairman Stacy Dixon of the Susanville Indian Rancheria remains as the alternate California delegate.  The previous national at-large delegate was Reno Franklin. 

This committee is governed by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and the inter-governmental exemption for government-to-government tribal consultation; only current duly-elected tribal officials or their designees (by letter or tribal resolution) will be considered. 

Nominations are due Friday, April 13, 2012 and should be submitted to  Delegate nominations should include a brief biography and current contact information.  Please see below for additional information.

Margo Kerrigan
IHS California Area Office
(916) 930-3927 Ext. 306
(916) 837-2449 Cell

Please contact Travis Coleman ( for a copy of original attachments that were sent with this email correspondence.  Reference email message sent 3/16/12 Subject: DHHS Secretary's Tribal Advisory Committee: Request for Delegate Nominations

NALMLetter3.12.pdf - DTLL NAL
CALetter3.12.pdf - DTLL California
OKLetter3.12.pdf - DTLL Oklahoma
STAC Charter.pdf - DHHS Secretary's Tribal Advisory Committee Charter
STAC Rules Order Final.pdf - DHHS STAC Rules of Order

From:  (HHS/IEA)
Sent: Friday, March 16, 2012 10:44 AM
Subject: HHS Secretary's Tribal Advisory Committee: Current Vacancies, Nomination Request

In 2010 the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) created a Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (STAC) and has successfully been meeting for a little over a year. The STAC was one of the first Cabinet Level Tribal Advisory Committee to any Secretary in the Administration and we are grateful to the Tribal Leaders who are current members for their dedication and partnership. To date five meetings of the STAC have occurred. Secretary Sebelius, Tribal STAC members, and senior leadership from HHS, together, have been working together to focus collective efforts to improve how HHS works with Tribes, delivers services and reduces barriers to access of HHS programs and services.   The STAC signals a new level of attention to Government-to-Government relationship between HHS and Indian Tribal Governments. We currently have three vacancies on the STAC and this email and attached letter are requesting your nominations for these vacancies. We have also mailed each letter to all Tribes.

The attached DTLL announces vacancies for 2 primary delegates and for 1 alternate delegate. Listed below are the areas from which we are seeking nominations.

Primary Delegate Nominations:

  • 1-Natioanl At Large Delegate
  • California Area

Alternate Delegate Nominations:

  • Oklahoma Area

In addition to the attached DTLL I have attached a copy of STAC Charter, Current STAC member list, as well as the Rules of Order for your reference. We encourage you to submit your nomination letter, no later than Friday April 13, 2012.  If you have further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. You may either fax your nomination to 202-205-2727 or email it to

Thank you