Center for Tribes
The Center for Tribes collaborates with American Indian and Alaska Native nations to help strengthen Tribal child and family systems and services in order to nurture the safety, permanency, and well-being of children, youth, and families.
- Call for Applications: Quality Improvement Center for Workforce Development
Announcement & Information
- Guidelines Stating Principles for Working With Federally Recognized
Notice, Federal Register, Vol. 81, No. 207 (PDF - 204 KB)
- Capacity Building Collaborative
- Final Regulations to Strengthen Implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act, Focusing on Family Unification
Press Release (PDF - 64 KB)
- Funding Opportunity Announcement for Tribal Title IV-E Plan Development Grants
Recordings and transcripts
Beliefs and Values
We recognize and respect Tribal self-determination and are committed to providing culturally responsive practices through the following:
- Recognizing and respecting the inherent sovereign authority of American Indian/Alaska Native nations to govern, control, design, and improve their governmental institutions to support their children, families, and communities.
- Acknowledging that empowerment and solutions come from within Tribal communities as they build upon their strengths.
- Approaching our work with honor, respect, and mutual learning, and by observing Tribal customs, traditions, and protocols.
- Providing capacity-building assistance to support American Indian/Alaska Native nations (our primary constituents) in reaching their strategic child welfare-related goals.
- Recognizing the government-to-government relationships between Tribal, Federal, and State governments, and that Tribes are full partners in the design and implementation of programs administered by States with funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.