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Resources for Tribes and Tribal Governments


This webpage serves as a portal to assist tribes and tribal governments find the information and contacts they need at the Department.

Tribal Consultation Plan

The President signed the Tribal Consultation Presidential Memorandum on Thursday, November 5, 2009. This Presidential Memorandum directs executive departments and agencies to take certain actions to implement Executive Order (EO) 13175. The Presidential Memorandum requires that:

  • Each agency head submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a detailed plan of actions the agency will take to implement the policies and directives of EO 13175.
  • Agencies must submit to OMB a progress report on the actions taken pursuant to these plans together with proposed updates to the plan.

PHMSA Tribal Assistance Protocol

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is dedicated to providing Indian tribes (tribes) with technical assistance to help in their efforts to improve the safety and efficiency of tribal pipeline systems. Affirmed in treaties, Supreme Court decisions, and executive orders, PHMSA has a government-to-government relationship with Indian tribal governments, and provides technical assistance as requested.

View the Protocol

President Obama Signing Tribal Agreement

Secretary LaHood speaking on tribal issues