Tribal Consultation on FEMA's 2017 Tribal Declarations Guidance


FEMA invites Tribal Nations to attend a tribal consultation on the Tribal Declarations Guidance hosted by the National Congress of American Indians.

Date: November 13, 2023

Time: 9:15 pm - 10:45 pm

Location: Onsite

Ernest M. Morial Convention Center 
Room 245 
900 Convention Center Blvd. 
New Orleans, LA, 70130

Event Details

FEMA will host an in-person tribal consultation with Tribal Nations to discuss the 2017 Tribal Declarations Guidance. The purpose of this consultation is to gather Tribal Nations' feedback on how to best improve the Presidential disaster declaration process to ensure that Tribal Nations can access FEMA resources during and after disasters in Indian Country. Senior leadership from FEMA's Office of Response and Recovery and the Office of Tribal Affairs will help facilitate the consultation.

Tribal Consultation Discussion Questions

What is the ideal tribal disaster declaration process for Indian Country?

What within the current Tribal Declarations Guidance should FEMA change?

What roadblocks have Tribal Nations encountered when working to request a federal disaster declaration?

Event Contact

During the tribal consultation, FEMA will be prioritizing comments from Tribal Leaders and representatives of Tribal Nations. 

Tribal Nations can submit their written comments and any questions via email with the subject line “Tribal Declarations Guidance – Written Comments” to

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