Tribal Listening Session on FEMA’s 2017 Tribal Declarations Guidance


FEMA will host an in-person listening session with Tribal Nations at the Executive Council Winter Session of the National Congress of American Indians to discuss the 2017 Tribal Declarations Guidance.

Date: February 23, 2023

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Onsite

Capital Hilton, Washington, D.C.

Event Details

FEMA invites Tribal Nations to attend the first in a series of tribal listening sessions and future consultations on the Tribal Declarations Guidance. The purpose of this listening session 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 the Administrator and Office of Response and Recovery will help facilitate the session.

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

Written comments may be submitted to

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