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  1. COMMUNICATING WITH TRIBES – Engaging in Federal/Tribal Relations

  2. Tribal Overview • There are over 560 federally recognized American Indian Tribes in the United States.

  3. Tribal Relations • Person over Position • Show up – be a regular! • Conservation comes after breakfast!

  4. Tribal Relations • Never over commit • We are the government • Use insider information

  5. Tribal Relations • Respect spirituality • Cultural missteps can often be anticipated

  6. Find out about your Tribes! • Get on the web • Reservation newspaper • Tribal college • Go to the library • Visit the reservation • Talk to employees • Talk to agency counterparts • Then meet with tribal staff/council

  7. Get and share details! • Bring TO “Lite” • Points of Contact? • Consultation process? • Decision process? • Seek partnerships/to assist

  8. Tribal Resource Considerations • Traditional knowledge • Spiritual use • Socio-Economic

  9. Land Management Partnerships Tribes can be land management partners • Many issues cross jurisdictional boundaries and require a united effort. • Work in partnership on these. • Share land management goals and priorities. • Seek Common Goals – WIIFT?

  10. Summary • Do your homework • Build Relationship First • Be Respectful • Consult - Listen • Be Responsive • Partner – Find Common Ground