A citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, Tyler Scribner serves as Budget and Appropriations Counsel for the National Indian Health Board (NIHB). Tyler began his DC service to Indian Country in 2014, cultivating an in-depth understanding of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA) and the unique historical, cultural, and geographic distinctions that are the inherent underpinnings of the need for strong government-to-government relations between Tribal Nations and the United States. Tyler’s expertise put him in the right place at the worst of times, as he coordinated a coalition of more than 150 Tribal advocates during the COVID-19 pandemic, transforming policy from talking point to enactment in less than 30 days. Tyler continues to hone his knowledge and expertise, achieving groundbreaking feats through never-before-seen reports and analytics for tribal spending. Tyler was with NIHB for the historic push of IHS advance appropriations over the finish line and was most recently nominated by the DC Native American Bar Association for the 2022 Significant Contributions in Indian Law award.

Tyler Scribner is a 2023 grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Research in Transforming Health and Healthcare Systems program, managed by AcademyHealth.