Call for ideas and topics for planning a 2022 Eagle/FWS Summit for Tribes
Dear Tribal Conservation Partners,
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is in the beginning planning stages of putting on a 2022 Eagle Summit for Tribes in the Southwest and Mountain Prairie Regions. We are partnering with the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society to hold this summit in April of 2022. The USFWS desires to have a beneficial and productive meeting that would follow a Tribal-driven agenda. We are asking for Tribes to submit important topics in advance that they would like to focus on and discuss at the summit. We have left open the idea of expanding the summit to cover other USFWS Programs (Ecological Services, Fisheries, Refuges, etc.) if that is something the Tribes are interested in.
Please respond to this email by May 28, 2021 with any topic suggestions you may have that pertain to any USFWS Program. Also, feel free to include any other questions, concerns, or feedback that relate to putting on a summit that puts the interests/priorities of the Tribes first. We look forward to hearing from and partnering with you in this effort to increase conservation in Indian Country.
When: Tentative April 2022
Why: Assist Tribal Partners in Conservation efforts while forging and improving relationships/partnerships.
Where: National Eagle Repository in Colorado
Who: Fish and Wildlife Service Southwest Region (AZ, NM, Ok, TX) and Mountain-Prairie Region (CO, UT, WY, MT, ND, SD, NE, KS) and Tribal members within those states or regions.
Native American Affairs Liaison
US Fish and Wildlife Service/Interior Regions 6 (TX, OK), 7 (NM), 8 (AZ)
Cell: (480) 421-8889
Melissa Castiano (Diné) (Pronouns: She/Her/Hers)
Native American Liaison – External Affairs
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Interior Regions 5 and 7 (CO, UT, WY, MT, ND, SD, NE, KS)