Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Schedule Presentation Presenter
2:00 p.m. Roll Call and Welcome

Kendra King Bowes
Project Manager
Miami Environmental & Energy Solutions (MEES)

2:05 p.m.

TAC Caucus

Herminia Frias, TAC Chair

Lisa Sundberg, TAC Co-Chair

3:00 p.m.
  • Review TAC Priority List
  • Discussion: President Joe Biden’s new Initiative:  Indigenous Knowledge Statement and Establishment of Interagency Working Group on Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge.
    • How can we use the Traditional Medicine Summit report to bridge the President’s initiatives to fill the gaps between science, medicine, and the environment?


Herminia Frias, TAC Chair

Juliana Blome, Ph.D., Deputy Director, THRO  
3:20 p.m.

THRO Updates

  • White House Initiatives:
    • 2021 White House Tribal Nations Summit
    • White House Council on Native American Affairs
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • Conversation on Substance Abuse - Dr. Wilson and Dr. Nora Volkow, Director of NIDA

Juliana Blome, Ph.D., Deputy Director, THRO

James M. Anderson, M.D., Ph.D.
NIH Deputy Director for Program Coordination, Planning, and Strategic Initiatives, Office of Director

3:25 p.m.

TAC Chair Updates

  • Review Action Items from September 2021 TAC Summary Report and approve the report.

Next Steps and Action Items

  • Summary of action items for the next meeting – who will do what and by when?
  • Solicit agenda items for the January 2022 TAC Meeting.

Herminia Frias, TAC Chair

Lisa Sundberg, TAC Co-Chair

3:30 p.m.

Adjourn Meeting