Dear USET/USET SPF Family,
USET is committed to providing pertinent information and support to USET member Tribal Nations for efficient operations. The purpose of this alert is to bring awareness to the Nashville Area Tribal Shares updates and recurring funds distributed to the 36 Nashville Area Tribal Nations.
The Nashville Area Office (NAO) of the Indian Health Services held Nashville Area Tribal Shares Virtual Sessions on December 14, 2023, and January 19, 2024. The NAO staff reviewed the recently updated Nashville Area Tribal Shares Table and provided a general overview of the funds. Additionally, the NAO sent a Dear Tribal Leader Letter (DTLL) on November 15, 2023 that provided definitions and general explanations of Tribal Shares.
At the conclusion of the virtual sessions, we thought that due to the staffing changes at the local level it may be beneficial to provide some historical context to the Tribal Shares Tables presented by IHS NAO. USET will host a Virtual Nashville Area Tribal Shares Question and Answer Session with Martha Ketcher of Yona Consulting (former IHS NAO Area Director and Lead Negotiator) on Friday, January 26, 2024, at 11:30 AM CST. Mrs. Ketcher holds in-depth knowledge of Tribal Shares and will be available to provide further explanation and answer questions. We encourage you and your staff to join the discussion as you and/or your staff will have the opportunity to share your historical perspectives with other Tribal Nations.
The information provided may deemed helpful to prepare comments for the Tribal Shares Tribal Consultation period closing January 31, 2024 as indicated in the DTLL.
USET will continue to provide further support and updates. For further questions, please contact Onawa Miller, THPS Director at email@example.com
Join the Virtual Nashville Area Tribal Shares Question and Answer Session via Zoom (Join link). The session will be recorded and shared as a resource at the conclusion of the discussion.