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Office of Tribal Government Relations

 

Southern Plains Native Veterans Training Summit

August 27-28, 2014
Choctaw Nation Resort Hotel and Conference Center, Durant, OK
Please see the Upcoming Events page for details.

VA/IHS MOU Tribal Consultation

September 8, 2014, 1-2:30pm
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM

Please see the Upcoming Events page for details.

June-July 2014 Office of Tribal Government Relations Newsletter

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2014 OTGR Training Summit

September 18-19, 2014: Smith River, CA
See Upcoming Events for details.

Health Eligibility Center Training

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About VA's Office of Tribal Government Relations (OTGR)

The OTGR team works to strengthen and build closer relations between the VA, tribal governments and other key federal, state, private and non-profit partners in an effort to effectively and respectfully serve Veterans across Indian Country. This work is done in the spirit of government to government consultation and collaboration, respectful of the special relationship that exists between the United States and tribal governments.

Our efforts focus on three important goals: facilitating VA's Tribal Consultation Policy, facilitating increased access to health care and promoting economic sustainability (highlighting opportunities for Veterans to access fiscal, educational, housing and other special programs and benefits through the VA).

We bring key partners to the table to address important issues raised by tribal leaders. Linking decision makers and stake holders to tribal leadership ensures Indian Country's Veterans know who we at VA are, what VA offers Veterans and how to reach VA to ensure access to the full range of services and benefits our Veterans have courageously earned through their service.

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