NTAA: Mobile Sources Work Group

Tribal Advisory Council

VW Settlement Trust Tribal Advisory Council applications accepted through April 1, 2019

BACKGROUND: During the consultation process that resulted in the Tribal Trust Agreement, numerous Tribes commented that they would like to see a portion of the funds from the Trust used to establish a Tribal Advisory Council (TAC).

The purpose of the TAC is to advise the technical assistance provider (ITEP) on its outreach and training efforts to ensure that Indian Tribes are aware of the Indian Tribe Trust, and to provide a forum for Indian Tribes to raise general questions relating to the Indian Tribe Trust Agreement.

ELIGIBILITY and COMPOSITION: The TAC will be comprised of up to eleven (11) members. The positions will be voluntary and members will be comprised of tribal employees of federally recognized Tribes and Alaskan Native Villages, or Tribal Consortia. The TAC will strive to include representation from all regions, including Alaska, and from small and large Tribes to ensure a balanced approach.

Primary responsibilities of TAC members will be to make a good-faith effort to attend all conference calls and meetings (average of six per year) and provide constructive input, guidance, and recommendations to ITEP. Members must be knowledgeable of the Trust Agreement and the application process for Tribal Beneficiaries.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: If interested in applying for membership on the TAC, please download a fact sheet/application form here. Applications are due back to ITEP by April 1, 2019.

Feel free to reach out to Mehrdad Khatibi at ITEP (Mehrdad.Khatibi@nau.edu) with any questions about the TAC or the application process.