On November 5, 2009, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum, directing the head of each agency to develop a detailed plan of action to implement Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, which calls for regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration with tribal officials in the development of Federal policies that have tribal implications.
The United States has a unique legal and political relationship with Indian tribal governments, established through and confirmed by the Constitution of the United States, treaties, statutes, executive orders, and judicial decisions. In recognition of that special relationship, pursuant to Executive Order 13175 of November 6, 2000, executive departments and agencies are charged with engaging in regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration with tribal officials in the development of Federal policies that have tribal implications, and are responsible for strengthening the government-to-government relationship between the United States and Indian tribes.
- White House Memorandum For The Heads Of Executive Departments And Agencies on Tribal Consultation
- White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
- Executive Order 13175
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