Tribal representatives were invited to participate in formal nation-to-nation “Consultations on Infrastructure Decision Making” that were held between October and November 2016. The Departments of the Army, Interior and Justice held consultations throughout Indian Country to discuss how the federal government can ensure meaningful tribal input into infrastructure-related decisions that impact tribal lands, resources, and treaty rights and whether new legislation is necessary to promote those goals.
The Obama administration published a final report in January 2017.
Click here for final administration report
NATHPO provided input into the final report drafted by a number of Indian organizations and inviduals and headed up by the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI).
Click here to read the NCAI document
As of today, additional information may be found on the Bureau of Indian Affairs website, including transcripts from tribal consultation meetings.
Click here to go to BIA website
Updated Jan. 24, 2017