Training Modules

Four modules were developed by the TLPP:

-What Is Legal Preparedness And Why Is It Important To Tribal Nations

-Jurisdictional Issues And Using The Law To Enhance Cross Jurisdictional Collaboration

-Disaster Declarations

-Best Practices

The modules provide an introduction to legal preparedness that can be used to educate Tribal leadership, discuss how the law can be used to achieve cross-jurisdictional coordination, and explain the disaster declaration mechanism, including the new direct Tribal disaster declaration process. The last module provides an array of best practices shared by Tribal Nations, including audio and video recordings of Tribal public health/emergency management practitioners, so that Tribal Nations are sharing their success stories and helping other Tribes.

What Is Legal Preparedness And Why Is It Important To Tribal Nations

This first module in the series of modules provides an overview of legal preparedness, discusses the importance of the law to public health emergencies, and describes ways the law can enhance preparedness for Tribal Nations.

Learning objectives

    - Define legal preparedness and its importance to public health emergencies;

    - Describe why Tribal Nations should be concerned about preparedness and how laws can enhance preparedness for Tribal Nations; and,

    - Discuss two examples to highlight the importance of legal preparedness for Tribal Nations.

    Jurisdictional Issues And Using The Law To Enhance Cross Jurisdictional Collaboration

    This module describes how the law can assist with collaboration and coordination for emergency preparedness, response, and recovery, as well as how intergovernmental agreements can enhance cross-jurisdictional coordination and provide the opportunity to address issues and resolve disputes in advance before a disaster or emergency occurs. Additionally, this module provides recommendations to ensure successful intergovernmental agreements.

    Learning Objectives:

    - Understand how the law can assist with collaboration and coordination for emergency preparedness, response, and recovery;

    - Describe different types of intergovernmental agreements to enhance cross-jurisdictional coordination; and,

    - Describe recommendations for successful intergovernmental agreements.

    Disaster Declarations

    The authorities for Tribal declarations, as well as the federal declaration mechanisms. The module briefly reviews the FEMA Tribal Declaration Pilot Guidance, the differences between a Tribe being a sub or a direct recipient, and the process Tribal governments will use to request direct declarations, as well as the criteria FEMA will use to evaluate Tribal declaration requests.

    Learning Objectives:

    - Recognize the authority for Tribal declarations;

    - Define the federal framework for emergency declarations; and,

    - Describe the process for exercising the new authority for Tribal Nations to directly request a Presidential emergency or major disaster declaration, including the 2017 Federal Emergency Management Agency Tribal Declarations Pilot Guidance.

    Best Practices

    This last module in the series provides an array of best practices shared by Tribal Nations, including audio and video recordings of Tribal public health/emergency management practitioners, so that Tribal Nations are sharing their success stories and helping other Tribes.

    Learning Objective:

    - Identify one legal best practice your Tribal Nation can implement.



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