Priority ranking for negotiations.
In addition to the eligibility criteria identified above, a tribe or consortium of tribes seeking priority ranking for negotiations must submit a description of the efforts of the tribe or consortium to seek to enter negotiations and/or prepare for operations under the self-governance option. This narrative should identify any activities that the tribe has pursued, carefully identifying and documenting the dates involved, including, but not limited to, the following:
Prior planning activities related to self-governance, noting the source of funding for the planning activity and whether or not it was sanctioned by the Office of Self-Governance (OSG), including documentation as applicable.
Prior efforts to secure planning and/or negotiation grants.
Meetings with the OSG or other Departmental offices in which the tribe expressed an interest in participating in the Self-Governance Project.
Correspondence between the tribe and the Department in which the tribe has expressed an interest in participating in the Self-Governance Project.
All actions of the tribal governing body related to participating in the self-governance option.