In remarks at the National Congress of American Indians 2022 Mid-Year Conference, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the launch of the first-ever Secretary’s Tribal Advisory Committee (“STAC”).    Terry Rambler, Chairman of the Tribe, was appointed as an alternate member of the STAC.

            Chairman Rambler said, “The Tribe’s presence on the STAC will provide an historic opportunity – a seat at the decision-making table before policies are made that impact tribal communities.  For the first time in our history, we can engage at the highest levels of the Department of the Interior.  By forming this Committee, Secretary Haaland honors and strengthens the nation-to-nation relationship between the United States and tribes.  I plan to attend every meeting, and I will work with our Council to ensure that our Tribe’s and other Tribe’s concerns are considered.

            The STAC is composed of a primary tribal representative from each of the 12 Bureau of Indian Affairs (“BIA”) Regions, and one alternate member from each region.  The members are appointed on a staggered term for up to two years. Chairman Rambler will represent the Western Region as an Alternate Member to the STAC, under the Honorable Amber Torres, Chairwoman of the Walker River Paiute Tribe.

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