Udall Demands Answers on Interior Department’s Failure to Conduct Tribal Consultation

Native News Online
Pub Date: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 12:01

U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Vice Chairman Tom Udall


Published November 8, 2019

Tribal officials testified that the department failed to consult with Tribes before finalizing new workforce training policy

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, pressed the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to explain its failure to consult with Tribes at an Indian Affairs oversight hearing examining the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ 477 workforce training program. BIA has primary responsibility for a variety of tribal programs within the Department of the Interior (DOI).