Posted by Phil McNamara, Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs
The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) announced today the release of the Department’s updated Tribal Resource Guide, a comprehensive catalog of DHS resources that are available to Indian Country to keep our nations safe and secure.
IGA first developed the guide in 2012 to highlight resources DHS has to offer to tribal nations to secure the nation from the many threats we face. The Tribal Resource Guide summarizes and provides tribes with information on the Department’s offices and components, available training programs, initiatives that impact tribal nations, key contact information, and more.
Tribal nations are critical partners in our homeland security efforts, and IGA is committed to strengthening the Department’s relationship with tribal nations. IGA’s mission is to promote an integrated national approach to homeland security by coordinating and advancing federal interaction with state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments. IGA is responsible for continuing the homeland security dialogue with executive-level partners at the SLTT levels, along with the national associations that represent them; and is the designated lead for tribal relations and consultation at the Department.
The Tribal Resource Guide is organized by component and resource type, and serves as a starting point for locating DHS resources for tribal leaders and their staff. A comprehensive index is available to help you locate resources within the document. For more information, please contact our office at DHS.IGA@hq.dhs.gov.
The guide can be found here.