The Tribal Homeland Security Advisory Council (THSAC) will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary, through engagement with DHS components, agencies, and offices, and by producing recommendations, studies, reports, and more. Given the critical importance of how DHS engages with tribes and Tribal Nations, the Council will be charged with collaborating on all matters of homeland security as they relate to Tribal nations.
Written testimony of FEMA for a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing titled “Emergency Management in Indian Country: Improving FEMA’s Federal-Tribal Relationship with Indian Tribes”
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Response and Recovery Assistant Administrator for Recovery Alex Amparo addresses ways in which FEMA is improving relationships with federally recognized Indian tribes.
Written testimony of ICE for a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs field hearing titled “The Theft, Illegal Possession, Sale, Transfer and Export of Tribal Cultural Items”
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge El Paso Waldemar Rodriguez addresses the efforts of ICE to protect cultural and religious items, property, art and antiquities, and mitigate their illicit trafficking both into and out of the United States.
Written testimony of FEMA for a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing titled “When Catastrophe Strikes: Responses to Natural Disasters in Indian Country”
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Response and Recovery Deputy Associate Administrator Elizabeth Zimmerman addresses FEMA’s partnerships with federally recognized tribal governments, and how FEMA is implementing new authorities to work directly with tribal governments as part of the “Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013” (SRIA).
The Tribal Desk within the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) is the designated lead for tribal relations and consultation at the Department of Homeland Security. The Department continues to improve our nation-to-nations relationship by working and consulting with federally recognized tribal governments.