Materials by Agency

Below is a listing of consultation letters and materials organized by federal agency. In 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Memorandum that directs all federal agencies to develop a plan within 90 days for consultation and coordination with tribal governments under President Clinton’s Executive Order 13175. Executive Order 13175 requires that Federal Agencies conduct regular and meaningful consultation with tribal officials in the development of federal policy.

Please help NCAI keep this page as updated as possible by sending any relevant information to Ryan Seelau, Senior Researcher, at: rseelau@ncai.org

 

Federal Executive Departments and Sub-Agencies

Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Website: USDA Tribal Consultation Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> USDA Action Plan for Tribal Consultation and Collaboration (2010)
  >> USDA Departmental Regulation 1350-002: Tribal Consultation, Coordination, and Collaboration (2013)
  >> USDA Departmental Regulation 1350-001: Tribal Consultation (2008)
  >> USDA Departmental Regulation 1340-007: Policies on American Indians and Alaska Natives (2008)
 
>> Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Website: APHIS Tribal Consultation Webpage
  >> APHIS Directive 1040.3 on Consultation with Elected Leaders of Federally Recognized Indian Tribes (2012)
 
>> Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Website: NRCS Tribal Assistance Webpage
  >> NRCS General Manual Title 410, Part 405: American Indians and Alaska Natives (2010)
 
>> United States Forest Service (USFS)
Website: USFS Current Tribal Consultation Webpage
  >> Forest Service Handbook 1509.13: American Indian and Alaska Native Relations Handbook (2016)
 

Department of Commerce (DOC)
Website: DOC Native American Affairs Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> DOC Tribal Consultation and Coordination Policy (2013)
 
>> National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Website: NOAA Tribal Relations Webpage
  >> NOAA Procedures for Government-to-Government Consutation with Federally-Recognized Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations (2013)
 
>> United States Census Bureau (USCB)
Website: USCB Intergovernmental Affairs: Tribal Affairs Webpage
  >> Handbook for Consultation with Federally-Recognized Indian Tribes (2011)
 

Department of Defense (DOD)
Website: DOD Policy, Laws, and Regulations Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> DOD Instruction 4710.02 on Interactions with Federally Recognized Tribes (2018)
  >> DOD Instruction 4715.16 on Cultural Resources Management (2008)
  >> Alaska Implementation Guidance for DoD Alaska Native Related Policies and Instructions (2020)
  >> DOD Consultation Resources and Reference Materials Webpage
 
>> Department of the Air Force (DAF)
Website: U.S. Air Force Webpage
  >> General Policies
    >> Air Force Instruction 90-2002: Interactions with Federally Recognized Tribes (2020)
    >> Air Force Manual 32-7003: Environmental Conservation (2020)
 
>> Department of the Army (DA)
Website: U.S. Army Webpage
  >> General Policies
    >> Army Regulation 200-1: Environmental Protection and Enhancement (2007)
    >> Army Regulation 200-4: Cultural Resources Manual (1998)
  >> US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
    >> USACE Tribal Consultation Policy and Related Documents (2013)
  >> US Army Garrison Alaska
    >> Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan (2020)
 
>> Department of the Navy (DN)
Website: U.S. Navy Webpage
  >> General Policies
    >> SECNAVINST 11010.14B: Department of the Navy Policy for Consultation with Federally Recognized Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Tribal Entities, and Native Hawaiian Organizations (2019)
  >> Marine Corps (USMC)
    >> Marine Corps Order P5090.2A Ch 2: Cultural Resources Management (2008)
    >> Quantico: Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan (2016)
 

Department of Education (ED)
Website: ED Tribal Consultations Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> ED Consultation and Coordination with American Inidan and Alaska Native Tribal Governments (2010)
 

Department of Energy (DOE)
Website: Tribal Programs in Indian Country Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> DOE American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Government Policy (2009)
  >> DOE Order 144.1: DOE American Indian Tribal Government Interactions Policy (2009)
  >> Framework for Implementing DOE Order 144.1 (2009)
 
>> Bonneville Power Administration (BPA)
Website: BPA's Tribal Affairs Webpage
  >> Bonneville Power Administration Tribal Policy (2016)
 

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Website: HHS Tribal Consultation Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> HHS Tribal Consultation Policy (2010)
 
>> Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Website: Administration for Native Americans News & Events Page
  >> ACF Tribal Consultation Policy (2011)
  >> ACF Principles for Working with Federally Recognized Tribes (2011)
 
>> Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Website: AHRQ Webpage
  >> AHRQ Tribal Consultation Policy (2014)
 
>> Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)
Website: CDC/ATSDR Tribal Consultation Webpage
  >> CDC/ATSDR Tribal Consultation Policy (2013)
 
>> Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Website: CDC/ATSDR Tribal Consultation Webpage
  >> CDC/ATSDR Tribal Consultation Policy (2013)
 
>> Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Website: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Tribal Consultation Webpage
  >> CMS Tribal Consultation Policy (2015)
 
>> Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Website: HRSA's American Indian/Alaska Native Webpage
  >> HRSA Tribal Consultation Policy (2014)
 
>> Indian Health Service (IHS)
Website: IHS Tribal Leader Letters Webpage
  >> IHS Tribal Consultation Policy (2006)
 
>> National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Website: NIH's Tribal Health Research Office Tribal Consultation Webpage
  >> NIH Guidance on the Implementation of the HHS Tribal Consultation Policy (2015)
 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Website: DHS Tribal Desk Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> DHS Tribal Consultation Policy (2010)
 
>> Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Website: FEMA Tribal Consultation Webpage
  >> FEMA Tribal Consultation Policy (2019)
 

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Website: HUD Office of Native American Programs Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> HUD Tribal Consultation Policy (2016)
  >> HUD Tribal Consultation Webpage (2021)
 

Department of the Interior (DOI)
Website: DOI Consultations and Listening Sessions Schedule Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> 512 DM 4: DOI Policy on Consultation with Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Corporations (2015)
  >> 512 DM 5: Procedures for Consultation with Indian Tribes (2015)
  >> DOI Policy on Consultation with ANCSA Corporations (2012)
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>> Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Website: BLM Tribal Consultation Webpage
  >> BLM Manual 1780: Tribal Relations (2016)
  >> BLM Handbook: 1780 Tribal Relations (2016)
 
>> Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
Website: BOEM Tribal Engagement Webpage
  >> BOEM Tribal Consultation Guidance (2018)
 
>> Bureau of Reclamation (BOR)
Website: BOR Native American Affairs Program Webpage
  >> BOR Implementation Plan for Federal-Tribal Government-to-Government Policy (1996)
  >> BOR Working with Indian Tribal Governments Manual (2020)
 
>> Federal Subsistence Management Program
Website: Federal Subsistence Tribal Consultation Webpage
  >> Federal Subsistence Board Government-to-Government Tribal Consultation Policy (2012)
  >> Implementation Guidelines for Federal Subsistence Board Tribal Consultation Policy (2015)
  >> Federal Subsistence Board Policy on Consultation with ANCSA Corporations (2015)
 
>> National Park Service (NPS)
Website: NPS's Working with Native Americans Webpage
  >> The National Park Service and American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians (2006)
  >> The National Park Service Management Policies (2006)
 
>> Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement (OSMRE)
Website: OSMRE's Information for State and Tribal Governments Webpage
  >> OSRMRE Directive Reg-18: Tribal Consultation and Protection of Tribal Trust Resources (2013)
 
>> United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS)
Website: U.S. FWS National Native American Programs Webpage
  >> U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Tribal Consultation Handbook (2018)
 

Department of the Justice (DOJ)
Website: DOJ Tribal Consultation Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> DOJ Policy Statement: Tribal Consultation (2013)
  >> Attorney General Guidelines Stating Principles for Working with Federally Recognized Indian Tribes (2014)
 

Department of Labor (DOL)
Website: DOL Indian and Native American Programs Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> DOL Tribal Consultation Policy (2012)
 

Department of the State (DOS)
Website: DOS Tribal Consultation Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> No known publicly-available tribal consultation policies exist for DOS. (2021)
 

Department of Transportation (DOT)
Website: DOT Resources for Tribes and Tribal Governments Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> DOT Tribal Consultation Plan (2012)
  >> DOT Order 5301.1: DOT Programs, Policies, and Procedures Affecting American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Tribes (1999)
 
>> Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Website: Federal Aviation Administration Webpage
  >> Order 1210.20: American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Consultation Policy and Procedures (2004)
 
>> Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Website: FHWA Tribal Consultation Webpage
  >> Federal Highway Administration Consultation Guidelines (2021)
 
>> Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
Website: PHMSA Working with Tribal Governments Webpate
  >> PHMSA Tribal Assistance Protocol (2018)
 

Department of the Treasury
Website: Department of the Treasury Tribal Consultations Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> Department of the Treasury Tribal Consultation Policy (2015)
 

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Website: VA Office of Tribal Government Relations Tribal Consultation Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> VA Tribal Consultation Policy (2011)
  >> VA Handbook 8603: Procedures for Consultation and Communication with Federally-Recognized Indian Tribes (2015)
  >> VA Directive 8603: Procedures for Consultation and Communication with Federally-Recognized Indian Tribes (2015)
  >> Public Law 116-315, §7002 (2020)
 
Independent Federal Agencies, Establishments,
and Government Corporations

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP)
Website: ACHP's Office of Native American Affairs Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> Procedures for Government-to-Government Consultation Between the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and Indian Tribes (2009)
  >> Consultation Process Pursuant to Executive Order 13175: Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments (2010)
  >> Consultation with Indian Tribes in the Section 106 Review Process: A Handbook (2012)
  >> Policy Statement Regarding the Council's Relationships with Indian Tribes (2000)
  >> Action Plan on ACHP Native American Initiatives (2003)
  >> The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation's Statement on Its Trust Responsibility (2004)
  >> Section 106 Consultation Between Federal Agencies and Indian Tribes Regarding Federal Permits, Licenses, and Assistance Questions and Answers (2008)
  >> ACHP Policy Statement Regarding Federal Relationships with Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (2014)
  >> Working with Indian Tribes to Protect Cultural Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic (2020)
 

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
Website: Department of the Treasury Tribal Consultations Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Tribal Consultation Policy (2013)
 

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Website: EPA's Tribal Consultation Opportunities Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> EPA Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes (2011)
  >> EPA Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes: Guidance for Discussing Tribal Treaty Rights (2016)
  >> EPA Policy for the Administration of Environmental Programs on Indian Reservations (1984)
 
>> Regional Consultation Procedures
  >> Region 1:
    >> Tribal Consultation Policy Implementation Guidance Document (2013)
  >> Region 2:
    >> Superfund Program Guidance on Indian Nation Consultation (2013)
  >> Region 5:
    >> Implementation Procedures for EPA (2011)
  >> Region 6:
    >> Consultation and Coordination Procedures (2015)
  >> Region 7:
    >> Tribal Consultation and Coordination Guidance (2017)
  >> Region 8:
    >> Policy for Environmental Protection in Indian Country (1996)
  >> Region 9:
    >> Informal Process for Resolving Disputes Regarding Assistance Agreements with Indian Tribes (1999)
    >> Approach for Consultation and Coordination with Tribes Concerning Enforcement Against Non-Tribal Facilities and Inspections in Indian Country (2004)
    >> Approach to Consultation with Tribal Governments Regarding Non-Enforcement Related Matters (2012)
    >> Best Practices for Tribal Consultation and Treaty Rights (2018)
  >> Region 10:
    >> Tribal Consultation and Coordination Procedures (2012)
 

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Website: FCC's Office of Native Affairs and Policy Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> Statement of Policy on Establishing a Government-to-Government Relationship with Indian Tribes (2000)
 

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Website: FERC's Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> Policy Statement on Consultation with Indian Tribes in Commission Proceedings (2003)
  >> Revision to Policy Statement on Consultation with Indian Tribes in Commission Proceedings (2019)
 

General Services Administration (GSA)
Website: GSA's Tribal Consultation Webapge

 
>> General Policies
  >> ADM 1072.1: GSA Policy Towards Native Americans and Alaskan Tribes (1999)
 

Marine Mammal Commission (MMC)
Website: MMC's Co-Management and Alaska Native Tribal Consultation Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> Consultation and Co-Management Meeting Summary (2012)
  >> Handbook: Model Alaska Native Consultation Procedures (2016)
 

National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC)
Website: NIGC Dear Tribal Leader Letter Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> NIGC Policy on Consultation with Indian Tribes (2011)
 

Small Business Administration (SBA)
Website: SBA's Office of Tribal Affairs Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> Small Business Administration's Tribal Consultation Policy (2016)
 

Social Security Administration (SSA)
Website: SSA's American Indians and Alaska Natives Webpage

 
>> General Policies
  >> SSA's Process for Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments (2020)