The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking nominations for its first-ever Tribal Homeland Security Advisory Council to advise on homeland security policies and practices, including emergency management, law enforcement, cybersecurity, domestic terrorism and targeted violence, and border security.
DHS seeks nominees with diverse leadership and professional backgrounds, technical expertise, and geographic makeup reflective of the expanse of Indian Country. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas said the purpose of the advisory council is to provide timely advice and recommendations regarding how Tribes and DHS can better work together to improve homeland security.
The DHS Tribal Homeland Security Council announcement can be found here. Nomination packages can be submitted to DHS via first class mail (Attn: Colleen Silva, Office of Partnership and Engagement, MS 0385, Department of Homeland Security, 2707 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE, Washington, DC 20528-0835) or e-mail submissions to TribalHSAC@hq.dhs.gov until 11:59 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, on October 10, 2022.