December 2, 2011

Dept. of Interior Enacts Policy of Tribal Consultation

On December 1, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Larry Echo Hawk announced a Tribal Consultation Policy for the Department of the Interior.  The new policy provides guidelines for consulting with all tribes that might be affected by any change in departmental matters such as regulations, rulemaking, policy, guidance, legislative proposal, grant funding formula change, or operational activity that will directly affect those tribes.  See pictures of the signing ceremony  here. The policy is available here.