The Office of Head Start (OHS) is holding 2017 Tribal Consultations with leaders of Tribal Governments operating American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Head Start (including Early Head Start) programs. Tribal leaders and their designees, including AIAN Head Start directors, are welcome to participate. These sessions have been scheduled in the coming months:
- March 14, 2017 – Albuquerque, NM
- Aug. 7, 2017 – Airway Heights, WA
- Oct. 19, 2017 – Anchorage, AK
Additional dates and locations will be announced as they become available.
As much as possible, the OHS Tribal Consultations are being scheduled in conjunction with other Tribal events. Such scheduling is an effort to minimize the burden of travel for Tribal participants.
Participants may register for the OHS Tribal Consultation most convenient for them.
As outlined in the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007, annual Tribal Consultations inform the Office of Head Start's plans for funding allocations, distribution formulas, and other decisions affecting the delivery of Head Start services. These Tribal Consultations promise to be highly informative and useful in shaping the future of Head Start services for AIAN children and their families.
Last Updated: October 31, 2017