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National Tribal Water Council
PO Box 15004
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5004
(480) 452-6774

Infrastructure Consultation


The National Tribal Water Council

Recommendations for consideration by Tribal Leaders in response to infrastructure consultation, Autumn 2016

“Furthermore, this case has highlighted the need for a serious discussion on whether there should be nationwide reform with respect to considering tribes’ views on these types of infrastructure projects. Therefore, this fall, we will invite tribes to formal, government-to-government consultations on two questions: (1) within the existing statutory framework, what should the federal government do to better ensure meaningful tribal input into infrastructure-related reviews and decisions and the protection of tribal lands, resources, and treaty rights; and (2) should new legislation be proposed to Congress to alter that statutory framework and promote those goals.”

The National Tribal Water Council respectfully submits this package of recommendations for Tribal Leaders consideration whether to advocate for these provisions during this historic consultation. In our view, these provisions, if enacted and fully implemented, would “better ensure meaningful tribal input into infrastructure-related reviews and decisions and the protection of tribal lands, resources, and treaty rights…”