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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.

Final Report: Improving Tribal Consultation and Tribal Involvement in Federal Infrastructure Decisions - January 2017

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

Download Framing Paper

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 Type Location Venue Participating 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

Comments Received

We are still in the process of posting comments. If your comment does not yet appear, please be patient and we will have it posted as soon as possible. Comments posted in the table below are in no particular order.

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

Rosebud Economic Development Corporation, 11-30-16

Attachment

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

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

Attachments One, Two, Three & Four

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

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