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"Consultation is always a dialog, with information and opinion respectfully exchanged in both directions."

DoD Instruction Number 4710.02:
DoD Interactions with Federally-Recognized Tribes


In terms of American Indians/Alaska Natives and the DoD, consultation can be defined as an effective, ongoing process that allows elected officials and other representatives of federally-recognized Tribes/Villages to provide meaningful and timely input into the development of DoD policies or practices that significantly or uniquely affect their communities.

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Recognizing Tribal Sovereignty and Cultural Traditions

Working to Fulfill Federal Trust Responsibilities

Protecting Natural and Cultural Resources

Consulting with Tribal Nations

Last Modified: 01 October 2015 at 07:00