Note from the Director
Greetings and welcome to the Winter edition of the VA Office of Tribal Government Relations newsletter.
I’d like to share some updates with our readers of where we’ve been and what we’ve been up to these past few months, but first I’d like to begin with sharing that we are gearing up for an outreach campaign called “Your Service. Our Mission: Bringing Benefits Home,” a targeted effort focused on reaching Veterans across Indian Country and offering both the Veteran and their families assistance with filing disability and pension claims. Twenty tribal governments are participating in the effort, and our team is working closely with the Veterans Benefits Administration, State Departments of Veterans Affairs, Tribal Veterans Representatives (and Service Officers) and Veterans Service Organizations to host and support these claims events. We look forward to sharing outcomes information (e.g. # of Veterans served, total amount of claims approved) for this effort later this year.