DoD Cultural Communication Courses

Upcoming Courses

Please check back for announcements of our upcoming courses.

 

Most Recent Courses

 

el paso class

American Indian Cultural Communication Course, December 4-6, 2012, Fort Bliss - El Paso, Texas

 

hawaii class

Native Hawaiian Cultural Communication Course, May 9-10, 2012, Waimea Valley Cultural Center

 

 

Overview of Training Program

Effective communication and consultation is critical to working with American Indians and Alaska Native tribal governments. To facilitate greater understanding of tribal culture and Federal policies for working with tribal governments, DoD offers a several courses that highlight the requirements of DoD’s American Indian and Alaska Native Policy and other relevant laws impacting the Department’s relationships with tribal governments. These courses provide DoD military and civilian staff with a greater understanding of diverse tribal cultures and the communication requirements that are essential to successful consultations with tribes. In addition to the courses listed below, the DoD also provides tailored versions of these courses to better accommodate specific audiences and/or regional circumstances. To find out more information about hosting a DoD training at a specific installation, please contact the Senior Advisor and Liaison for Native American Affairs, David Sanborn



3 Day Training Programs


American Indian Cultural Communication Course (AICCC)

This advanced seminar/workshop provides valuable information for DoD employees whose work could affect Indian tribes and for those already working with tribes and tribal members. The training includes: History of Indian laws and the legal basis for DoD American Indian and Alaska Native Policy; Federal law and policies that impact DoD relationships with Indian tribes; Explanation of DoD's Instruction # 4710.02: DoD Interactions with Federally Recognized Tribes; Introduction to tribal concepts and cultures; Intercultural communication practices; and Strategies and steps for consulting with tribes.

 

Native Hawaiian Cultural Communication Course (NHCCC)

This advanced seminar/workshop provides valuable information for DoD employees whose work could affect Native Hawaiians and for those already working with Native Hawaiians and Native Hawaiian Organizations. The training will include: Hawaiian history; Introduction to Hawaiian concepts and cultures; Resources of special importance to Hawaiians; Federal laws, regulations, and policies that impact DoD consultation relationships with Native Hawaiian Organizations; The DoD Native Hawaiian Consultation Protocol; Intercultural communications and relationship building; and Strategies and practical steps for consulting with Native Hawaiians.

Alaska Natives Cultural Communication Course (ANCCC)

This course provides valuable information for DoD employees whose work could affect Alaska Natives and for those already working with Alaska Natives peoples and their governments. The training will include: History of Alaska Native law and the legal basis for DoD policy; Federal law and policies that impact DoD relationships with Alaska entities; Introduction to Alaska Native cultures and concepts; Intercultural communication; Strategies and steps for consulting with Alaska Native governments.

American Indian Conflict Resolution Course (AICRC)

Thdvanced seminar/workshop is designed for anyone who must negotiate and build strong Partnerships and Coalitions and Government to Government agreements: Military Base Commanders, DoD cultural, natural, and environmental resource managers, Tribal Liaisons, Tribal Council Leaders and key decision makers, and other categories of employees, DoD consultants, or NGO staff who specialize in building relationships and viable agreements between Federal and Native American sovereigns and organizations. Upon completion of this course, all participants will have acquired theory overview and practical skills for the prevention, management and resolution of conflict via informal and formal utilization of negotiation processes, strategies and tactics in diverse arenas of conflict.



Online Training Programs


Working Effectively with Tribal Governments

Training Course developed by members of the Interagency Working Group on Indian Affairs in 2008. In this course you will learn key concepts essential to understanding the unique political status of federally-recognized Indian tribes, such as tribal sovereignty, the government-to-government relationship, and the federal trust responsibility; the history of tribal-federal relations, explains the complex issues of jurisdiction in Indian Country, provides links to various federal statutes that pertain to Indian tribes; and, provides essential cultural information that can greatly increase the quality of cross-cultural communication. This course can be accessed on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's www.golearn.gov website and is free of charge.

A DoD American Indian Cultural Communication Course (AICCC) will be held at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Washington Nov. 19-21, 2013. Classes will be conducted from 0800-1600. One evening program is also part of the course instruction. American Indian specialists in history, culture, and intercultural communication, and DoD legal staff will teach this acclaimed training. This FREE course provides valuable information for DoD employees whose work could affect Indian tribes and for those already working with tribes and tribal members. For information on how to register, please email william.c.allen240.ctr@mail.mil.

Recognizing Tribal Sovereignty and Cultural Traditions

Working to Fulfill Federal Trust Responsibilities

Protecting Natural and Cultural Resources

Consulting with Tribal Nations

Last Modified: 26 April 2013 at 11:43