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Governor Level Indian Affairs Secretary Status Briefing and Hosted Breakfast April 22, 2011 Sam Cohen

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Governor LevelIndian Affairs Secretary

Status Briefing and Hosted BreakfastApril 22, 2011

Sam Cohen

Governor Level Indian Affairs Secretary

Past and Future meetings of California Tribes regarding a future Governor Level Indian Affairs Liaisons/Cabinet Secretary position:

• Thursday, March 24, 2011, 10:00 am Rincon Harah’s Casino

• Breakfast meeting at Blue Lake Rancheria

• Future meeting at Table Mountain Rancheria, Friant, CA

• All Tribes meeting, June 27, 2011, Sacramento Sheraton (pending)

Please contact us if you are available and interested in hosting a meeting.

Washington State:The Governor's Office of Indian Affairs

In 1969, the office was established to function as an Advisory Council to the Governor. After ten years, the Council was abolished and replaced by a gubernatorially appointed Assistant for Indian Affairs.

Renamed the Governor's Office of Indian Affairs, it has continued to serve as liaison between state and tribal governments in an advisory, resource, consultation, and educational capacity.

New Mexico Indian Affairs Department Act

9-21-5. Secretary of Indian affairs. A. The chief executive and administrative officer of the

department is the "secretary of Indian affairs". The secretary shall be appointed by the governor with the consent of the senate. The secretary shall hold the office at the pleasure of the governor and shall serve in the executive cabinet.

Also includes Indian Affairs Commission of 10 members (9from tribes and one non-Indian).

The Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs (ACIA)

ACIA was established the adoption of A.R.S. § 41-541 in 1953 by the 21st Legislature to consider and study conditions among the Indians residing within the State of Arizona.

The Commission consists of 17 members, including seven Indian and two non-Indian Commissioners appointed by the Governor, and 8 Ex-Officio members who serve by the virtue of their office.

The Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission (OIAC)

OIAC is governed by a Board of Commissioners comprised of nine (9) tribal members appointed by the Governor with the consent of the Senate. Appointees serve on the board for three-year terms.

Executive Order B38-77



The Secretary of Indian Affairs oversees the Agency of Indian Affairs which is the lead coordinating agency in California state government for ensuring effective interagency, State-Tribal government-to-government relations and Federal collaboration on all aspects that affect Native American communities.