Cultural Resources

Tribal Consultation

Tribal Consultation Planning

Best Practices: Managing Traditional Resources on Department of Defense Lands - Report, 2012 (Legacy 08-406) pdf [2.56 MB]

This document contains recommended best practices for the identification, evaluation, and management of natural resources important to tribes that are located on DoD lands. The afterword is a case study from the tribal perspective, Nellis Air Force Base Indian Program. Nancy A. Kenmotsu; Eric Hansen; Sherri Wenzlau.

DoD Responsibilities to Native Hawaiian Organizations and NHO Cultural Communications Training - Fact Sheet (Legacy 09-293) pdf [61 KB]

This fact sheet describes a project that reviewed laws, regulations, and policy governing DoD interactions with Native Hawaiian Organizations (NHO) and developed proposed NHO consultation protocol and consultation training. David Sanborn.

US DoD Desk Guide to Military Installations and Federally Recognized Tribes Locations Located in South and Eastern US - Guide, 2007 (Legacy 06-315) pdf [7.25 MB]

This 2007 Desk Guide is a starting point for identifying the proper tribe(s) to contact. Initiating formal, government-to-government consultation would typically follow. The Desk Guide contains basic information on both the military installations and the tribes located in the South and Eastern Regions so that this same information is readily available for the tribal governments and their staff. Tribal staff may need to contact a military installation in a region or state which is part of their area of concern or aboriginal territories.

US DoD Desk Guide to Military Installations and Federally Recognized Tribes Locations in the South and Eastern US - Fact Sheet, 2007 (Legacy 06-315) pdf [45 KB]
Implementation of the DoD "American Indian and Alaska Native Policy:" A Strategic Plan - Fact Sheet, 2006 (Legacy 05-254) pdf [60 KB]

This fact sheet describes a strategic planning effort to assist both tribal governments and DoD installations and achieve more meaningful government-to-government communication on a sustained basis.

Treaty-Reserved Rights on Department of Defense Lands - Report, 2002 (Legacy 99-1881) pdf [6.92 MB]

This report identifies Department of Defense (DoD) installation obligations arising from treaties and agreements negotiated by the United States and Indian nations between 1775 and 1954. In general, these treaties recognize tribal members rights to hunt, fish, gather, and otherwise continue longstanding use of lands now occupied by DoD installations. Wendy J. Eliason, Donald Fixico, Sharon O’Brien, and Michael Stewart.

Treaty-Reserved Rights on Department of Defense Lands - Summary, 2002 (Legacy 99-1881) pdf [184 KB]