Office of Head Start Tribal Consultations

The Office of Head Start (OHS) convenes Tribal Consultation sessions as required by Section 640(1)(4) of the Head Start Act and in conformity with the Department of Health and Human Services Tribal Consultation Policy. The consultations provide a forum for discussing how to better meet the needs of American Indian and Alaska Native children and families. Tribal Consultation reports reflect comments and recommendations raised by Tribal leaders and their representatives; comments and responses from OHS; and areas identified at the Tribal Consultations as requiring follow-up by OHS.

2013

March 19 – Albuquerque, NM – Final Report [PDF, 369KB]

June 11 – Spokane, WA – Final Report [PDF, 590KB]

July 26 – Tulsa, OK – Final report [PDF, 348KB]

2012

Feb. 15 – Petoskey, MI — Final Report [PDF, 316KB]

March 22 – Phoenix, AZ — Final Report [PDF, 180KB]

April 3 – Billings, MT — Final Report [PDF, 245KB]

May 4 – Oklahoma City, OK — Final Report [PDF, 256KB]

Oct. 15 – Portland, OR — Final Report [PDF, 470KB]

Oct. 17 – Anchorage, AK — Final Report [PDF, 534KB]

2011 and 2010

2010—2011 OHS Tribal Consultations: Issues and Recommendations [PDF, 233KB] summarizes the key comments and concerns of Tribal Consultation participants in 2010 and 2011. Tribal Consultations were held between June 16, 2010 and October 20, 2010 and between March 25, 2011 and Oct. 19, 2011.

Consolidated 2010 Tribal Consultation Report [PDF, 368KB] summarizes the key comments and concerns of Tribal Consultation participants in 2010.

  • 2011 Tribal Consultations
  • March 25 Rapid City, SD
  • April 29 Albuquerque, NM
  • Oct. 17 Seattle, WA
  • Oct. 19 Anchorage, AK
  • 2010 Tribal Consultations
  • June 16 – San Diego, CA
  • July 15 – Green Bay, WI
  • July 30 – Tulsa, OK
  • Aug. 27 – Rapid City, SD
  • Oct. 18 – Auburn, WA
  • Oct. 20 – Fairbanks, AK

2009

April 21 – Albuquerque, NM — Executive Report [PDF, 221KB]

May 5 – Tucson, AZ — Executive Report [PDF, 256KB]

May 13 – Marksville, LA — Executive Report [PDF, 198KB]

May 26 – Anchorage, AK — Executive Report [PDF, 238KB]

July 7 – Denver, CO — Executive Report [PDF, 207KB]

July 21 – Kansas City, MO — Executive Report [PDF, 107KB]

July 23 – Bloomington, MN — Executive Report [PDF, 234KB]

Office of Head Start Tribal Consultation Reports. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2012. English.

Last Reviewed: November 2012

Last Updated: December 4, 2013