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Tribal Input on Federal Infrastructure Decisions

On September 9, 2016, the Department of Justice, the Department of the Army, and the Department of the Interior issued a Joint Statement regarding Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in which the Departments committed to formal, government-to-government consultations on two questions:

(1) within the existing statutory framework, what should the federal government do to better ensure meaningful tribal input into infrastructure-related reviews and decisions and the protection of tribal lands, resources, and treaty rights; and

(2) should new legislation be proposed to Congress to alter that statutory framework and promote those goals.

The Joint Statement can be viewed on the Department of Justice website here: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/joint-statement-department-justice-department-army-and-department-interior-regarding-standing

Framing Paper: Click here

Please click this link to read the letter requesting input on Federal infrastructure decisions: Dear Tribal Leader Letter Announcing Consultation   As noted in the letter, Tribal representatives are also invited to submit written input to consultation@bia.gov by 11:59 p.m. EST on November 30, 2016.  These sessions are formal Tribal consultation sessions between Tribal and Federal representatives, and are not open to the public.                                                   

                                            Consultation Details

Date

Meeting Time 
(local time)

Meeting TypeLocationVenueParticipating Federal Agencies

Tuesday
10/11/2016

6:00 p.m. -  8:00 p.m.

Listening Session

Transcript

Phoenix, Arizona (at the site of the National Congress of American Indians 73rd Annual Convention)

Phoenix Convention Center 100 N. 3rd St, Phoenix, Arizona 85004 

Tuesday
10/25/2016

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tribal Consultation

Transcript

Seattle, Washington

Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, 5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle, WA 98199    

Meeting Room: Lower Level 

DOI - IA & BLM

DOJ - Office of Tribal Justice

Army - Civil Works & USACE  

USDA - NRCS & RD 

DOE          

ACHP

Thursday
10/27/2016

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tribal Consultation

Transcript

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center 2401 12th St., NW     Albuquerque, NM 87104 

Meeting Room: Chacon I & II

DOI - IA

DOJ - Office of Tribal Justice

Army - Civil Works & USACE

USDA - NRCS & RD 

FERC

DOE           

ACH

Wednesday
11/02/2016

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tribal Consultation

Transcript

Billings, Montana

DoubleTree by Hilton            27 N. 27th St., Billings, MT 59101                                   

Meeting Room: Grand Ballroom BC

DOI

DOJ

USACE

ACHP

USDA

Thursday 11/10/2016

´╗┐8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

´╗┐Tribal Consultation

Transcript

Old Town, Maine

Sockalexis Arena                   16 Wabanaki Way                   Old Town, ME 04468

Meeting Room: Arena

DOI

DOJ

ACHP

USDA

US Forest Service

Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council

DOE

Tuesday
11/15/2016

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tribal Consultation

Transcript

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mystic Lake Casino             2400 Mystic Lake Blvd           Prior Lake, MN 55372                            

Meeting Room: Santee

DOI

DOJ

USACE

ACHP

USDA

US Forest Service

DOE 

Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council

FAA

DOT

EPA

Thursday
11/17/2016

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tribal Consultation

Transcript

Rapid City, South Dakota

Holiday Inn Rushmore Plaza  505 N. 5th St.                 Rapid City, SD 57701

Meeting Room: Dakota Ballroom

DOI

DOJ

USACE

ACHP

USDA

US Forest Service

Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council

DOE

FAA

Monday
11/21/2016

12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Tribal Consultation by Teleconference

Transcript

Teleconference

Call-in number: 888-790-1868

Passcode: 8468468

DOI

DOJ

USACE

ACHP

USDA

DOT

 

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Mashantucket Pequot, 10-10-16Suquamish Tribe, 10-11-16Yakama Nation, 10-25-16 Yankton Sioux, 11-17-16Fond du Lac, 11-17-16 
Leech Lake, 11-17-16MHA Nation, 11-17-16Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance, 11-17-16Dossett, John, 11-17-16DeVille, Lisa, 11-17-16
Article Env'l Science & Technology, 11-17-16Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, 11-10-16Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, 11-15-16Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, 11-15-16Northern Arapaho Tribe, 11-7-16
Great Plains Tribal Chairmen's Assoc., 11-17-16USET Sovereignty Protection Fund, 11-2016Tulalip Tribes, 10-31-16Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, 9-26-16Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, 8-1-16
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, 10-17-16 Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, 11-22-16Southern Ute Indian Tribe, 11-16-16Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, 11-29-16Lummi Indian Business Council, 11-17-16
Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, 11-21-16Basketfield, Barbara, 11-29-16Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, 11-29-16Lowrey, Teresa, 11-28-16White Earth Reservation Tribal Council
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, 11-28-16Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission, 11-29-16Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, 11-29-16Battle Mountain Band of the Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone, 11-29-16Cowlitz Indian Tribe, 11-29-16
Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, 11-23-16Confederated Tribes of Siletz IndiansElk Valley Rancheria, 11-30-16United Auburn Indian Community, 11-30-16Chippewa Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, 11-28-16
Sokaogon Chippewa Community, 11-30-16Native American Caucus

Rosebud Economic Development Corporation, 11-30-16

Attachment

Lower Sioux Indian Community of Minnesota, 11-22-16Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Water Resource Control Board, 11-30-16
Mentz-Wilson Consultants LLC, 11-30-16Santa Domingo TribeSuquamish Tribe, 11-30-16Colorado River Indian Tribes, 11-30-16

Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior, 11-30-16

Attachments One, Two, Three & Four

USET, 11-30-16Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, 11-30-16Village of Tyonek, 11-30-16Hualapai Nation, 11-30-16Mescalero Apache Tribe, 11-30-16
Nez Perce Tribe, 11-30-16Pueblo of LagunaPuyallup Tribe of Indians, 11-30-16Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, 11-25-16Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, 11-30-16
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, 11-27-16Mandan, Hidatsa & Arikara Nation, 11-28-16Spokane Tribe, 11-30-16Yankton Sioux Tribe, 11-30-16Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, 11-30-16
Pechanga Indian Reservation, 11-30-16NCAI, 11-30-16Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, & Siuslaw Indians, 11-30-16Young, PhyllisOglala Sioux Tribe, 11-30-16
Cherokee Nation, 11-30-16Native American Rights Fund, 11-30-16Dry Creek Rancheria, 11-30-16Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, 11-30-16Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, 11-30-16
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, 11-30-16Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, 12-2-16Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, 11-30-16Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, 12-2-16Muscogee (Creek) Nation, 12-2-16
Pueblo of San Felipe, 12-2-16Rosetta, Gabby, 12-2-16Dahozy, Candace, 12-2-16Fragua, Bryn, 12-2-16Suina, Phoebe, 12-2-16
Pueblo of Santa Ana, 12-2-16Ho-Chunk Nation, 11-30-16