The Office of Tribal Government Relations (OTGR) team works to strengthen and build closer relations between VA, tribal governments, and other key federal, state, private, and non-profit partners in an effort to effectively and respectfully serve Veterans across Indian Country. This work is done in the spirit of government-to-government consultation and collaboration, respectful of the special relationship that exists between the United States and tribal governments.
Our efforts focus on three important goals: facilitating VA’s Tribal Consultation Policy, facilitating increased access to health care, and promoting economic sustainability (highlighting opportunities for Veterans to access fiscal, educational, housing, and other special programs and benefits through the VA).
We bring key partners to the table to address important issues raised by tribal leaders. Linking decision-makers and stakeholders to tribal leadership ensures Indian Country’s Veterans know who we at VA are, what VA offers Veterans, and how to reach VA to ensure access to the full range of services and benefits our Veterans have courageously earned through their service.