President Obama and the Native American Community

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Tribal Consultation

Federal Agency Tribal Consultation Resources

President Obama is committed to strengthening the nation-to-nation relationship with tribes. That’s why he charged his Administration to engage in regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration with tribal officials in the development of Federal policies that have tribal implications. In response, federal agencies developed comprehensive plans for consultation and coordination with tribal nations. As the President said at the 2009 White House Tribal Nations Conference, “[w]ithout real communication and consultation, we're stuck year after year with policies that don't work on issues specific to [Native Americans] and on broader issues that affect all of us.”

The President also established the White House Council on Native American Affairs to ensure that the Federal Government engages in a true and lasting government-to-government relationship with federally recognized tribes in a more coordinated and effective manner.

See resources and opportunities for Native Youth within the Federal Government.

Other Resources within the U.S. Federal Agencies

Cabinet-Level Federal Agencies

Department of the Interior – Bureau of Indian Affairs
Department of the Interior – Bureau of Indian Education
Department of the Interior – Bureau of Reclamation; Native American Affairs Office
Department of the Interior – Fish & Wildlife Service; Office of the Native American Liaison
Department of the Interior – U.S. Geological Survey, Office of Tribal Relations
National Park Service – American Indian Liaison Office
Department of Health & Human Services – Indian Health Service
Department of Health & Human Services – Administration for Native Americans
Department of Justice – The Offices of the United States Attorneys
Department of Justice – Tribal Justice and Safety
Department of Justice – Office of Tribal Justice
Department of Education – Office of Indian Education
Department of Education – White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education
Department of Agriculture – Office of Tribal Relations
Department of Commerce – Office of the Secretary; Native American Affairs
Department of Energy – Office of Indian Energy Policy & Programs
Department of Energy – Bonneville Power Administration: Tribal Affairs Office
Environmental Protection Agency – American Indian Environmental Office
Small Business Administration – Office of Native American Affairs
Department of Housing & Urban Development – Office of Native American Programs
Department of Labor – Employment & Training Administration; Indian & Native American Program
Department of Transportation – Office of Legislative & Governmental Affairs; Tribal Transportation
Department of Veterans’ Affairs – Office of Tribal Governmental Relations
Department of Defense – Native American Affairs
Department of Defense – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Department of Defense – Office of Small Business Programs: Indian Incentive Program
Department of Homeland Security – Office of Intergovernmental Affairs: Tribal Desk

Independent Regulatory Agencies
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation-Office of Native American Affairs
Center for Disease Control and Prevention – National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry: Office of Tribal Affairs
Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
Corporation for National and Community Service – The Strategic Advisor for Native American Affairs
Federal Communications Commission – Office of Native Affairs & Policy
General Services Administration – Native American Tribes
Internal Revenue Service – Office of Indian Tribal Governments
Office of Personnel Management – Tribal Programs
White House Executive Office of the President – Office of National Drug Control Policy