"Consultation is always a dialog, with information and opinion respectfully exchanged in both directions."
DoD Instruction Number 4710.02:
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.
Sample Ground Rules (PDF)
Procedural satisfaction for successful consultation: Ground Rules
Consultation with Multiple Tribes (PDF)
This worksheet provides guidance towards working with multiple tribes or a tribal consortia
The Consultation Process (PPT)
This PowerPoint presentation provides an in-depth review of the Consultation process.
Guide on Consultation and Collaboration with Indian Tribal Governments and the Public Participation of Indigenous Groups and Tribal Members in Environmental Decision Making (PDF)
This Report was prepared by the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council, Indigenous Peoples Subcommittee; A Federal Advisory Committee to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Applied Consultation (PPT)
This presentation helps identify current or potential challenges, problems, solutions and approaches toward successful consultations.
Consultation Protocol Outline (PDF)
This document provides a basic template that DoD Components or Installations may want to use when establishing consultation efforts with a tribal nation.
The Native Village of Tanacross: Government to Government Relationship Policy (PDF)
This policy provides an example of a consultation policy from the tribal perspective.
Case Studies of Successful Consultations
Example DoD/Tribal Agreements
Recognizing Tribal Sovereignty and Cultural Traditions
Working to Fulfill Federal Trust Responsibilities
Protecting Natural and Cultural Resources
Consulting with Tribal Nations