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Definition of Indian Tribe

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services


Consultation Platform

Indian Health Service


Comment Deadline:

Tuesday, February 20, 2024


The Indian Health Service (IHS) Director’s Advisory Workgroup on Tribal Consultation (Workgroup) is initiating a Tribal Consultation on one remaining issue – which definition of Indian Tribe to use in the updated IHS Tribal Consultation policy (Consultation Policy). The two definitions are the List Act Definition (25 U.S.C. § 5130) or the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) Definition (25 U.S.C. § 5304(e)).

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