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GAO Seeks New Members for Tribal and Indigenous Advisory Council

WASHINGTON (April 15, 2024) The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is seeking nominations for five positions on its Tribal and Indigenous Advisory Council. The Council was formed in 2022 to provide insights and recommendations and help guide GAO’s future work on critical issues affecting Tribal Nations and their citizens.

“Since its inception, the Tribal and Indigenous Advisory Council has provided valuable input and insight into the persistent challenges facing tribal communities,” said Gene L. Dodaro, Comptroller General of the United States and head of the GAO. “We look forward to welcoming new members of the Council to ensure GAO’s work includes a diverse range of tribal and indigenous perspectives.”

GAO's oversight of federal programs that serve Tribes and their citizens aims to help the Congress determine how best to meet the government's longstanding commitments to federally recognized Tribes. That work touches on critical areas including health care, education, economic development, environmental protection, justice, and infrastructure, among others.

The Council is comprised of 16 members representing Tribal Nations, Alaska Native Corporations, Native Hawaiian communities, and state-recognized tribes that can provide guidance on vital and emerging issues affecting their respective constituents and input on GAO’s work on federal programs that serve their communities.

GAO is now accepting nominations for five Council positions to be effective September 2024. Nominations must be submitted to no later than May 31, 2024.

For more information about the Council and nomination requirements, contact Paige Gilbreath at (214) 777-5724 or, or visit GAO’s website. Inquiries may also be directed to Chuck Young, Managing Director of Public Affairs, at (202) 512-4800.


The Government Accountability Office, known as the investigative arm of Congress, is an independent, nonpartisan agency that exists to support Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities. GAO also works to improve the performance of the federal government and ensure its accountability to the American people. The agency examines the use of public funds; evaluates federal programs and policies; and provides analyses, recommendations, and other assistance to help Congress make informed oversight, policy, and funding decisions. GAO provides Congress with timely information that is objective, fact-based, nonideological, fair, and balanced. GAO’s commitment to good government is reflected in its core values of accountability, integrity, and reliability. 

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