SELECT COMMITTEE ON TRIBAL RELATIONS
Standard Budget: $10,000.00
Priority #: 1 General responsibilities
Created by the Management Council, the Select Committee on Tribal Relations works with the Eastern Shoshone Indian Tribe, the Northern Arapaho Indian Tribe and various state agencies to address services and needs on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The Committee addresses health and safety, water, education, transportation, gaming, communications, minerals, revenue, economic development and other issues that are a concern to the citizens on and near the Reservation.
Priority #: 2 Education
The Committee will receive reports and review information regarding education, including mechanisms for improving the quality of education and graduation rates, implementing an Indian education for all program and funding schools on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The Committee will explore organizational options with and between Arapaho (District 38) and St. Stephens BIA School.
Priority #: 3 Health
The Committee will examine issues relating to health care and will study opportunities for expanding and improving access to healthcare, medical education, mental health services and substance abuse services. The Committee will receive information and updates on the Section 1115 Medicaid waiver and other federal health care service programs, as well as information on state reimbursement of tribal services. The Committee will review and report regarding past Medicaid waivers and requests for waivers on access of tribal members to health care.
Priority #: 4 Infrastructure
The Committee will receive information and updates on the maintenance and development of public utility infrastructure, including rights-of-way and facilities for the provision of natural gas, broadband, water and sewage.
Priority #: 5 Law and Family Services
The Committee will receive reports and review information regarding criminal and family services, including updates on the federal Violence Against Women Act and the Tribal Foster Care Agreement authorized under 2016 Senate Enrolled Act 19, Section 328. The Committee will consider support services (health, nutrition, safety) for children and other criminal and family services issues that are a concern to the citizens on and near the Reservation.
Priority #: 6 Promotion of Intergovernmental Relationships
The Committee will work to facilitate and foster
communication and strong working relationships among State, Tribal and local
entities and pursue opportunities for encouraging economic growth and
well-being for citizens on the Reservation and in neighboring communities. The
Committee will facilitate cultural exchanges with Legislators.
2-1 day meetings