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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as a bureau of the Department of the Interior, has a mandated obligation to ensure that the federal Indian trust responsibility is fulfilled.

 

View Eagle Summit Information

 

View Request for Proposals: "Tribal Conservation of the Sagebrush Ecosystem"

 

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service considers Indian Tribes one of our most important partners to achieving our mission and priorities. Tribes manage a significant portion of available wildlife habitat in the United States. It is clear that Tribes have established themselves as reliable natural resources managers and leaders, with an impressive record of success.Map Equally, we recognize these lands and rights represent long standing ancestral fishing,gathering and hunting grounds and other places with deep cultural and religious meaning. It is important to recognize the special relationship that the Service has with Tribal governments.

 

We want to ensure that our employees, managers and the public understand that Tribes are not to be treated as though they are alike, or just another stakeholder. Tribes are sovereign governments. Each Tribe has its own unique set of needs, concerns, and interests. Our relationship with tribes extends into perpetuity and is grounded on openness and understanding, patience and flexibility, as well as an appreciation and acceptance that there are no linear solutions or cookbook answers.

 

Specifically, executive, legislative and judicial decisions guide our special government-to-government relationship with Tribes, and define the Service's trust responsibility to them. It is the strong belief of the Service that we cannot fully succeed in its mission without the help and support of Native American Tribes. Maintaining positive relations always affords us an opportunity to form new relationships and enter into productive partnerships. With this tone and spirit in mind, we welcome you to explore our Native American Affairs site.

 

View the new 2013 edition of the Tribal Consultation Handbook (PDF 1.8 MB).

 

Tribal Consultation Notices for 2014

  • Eagle take permit application from the Power Company of Wyoming for the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project in Carbon County, Wyoming. View

  • Proposal to list the Mexican wolf as an endangered subspecies in the Southwest and delist gray wolves elsewhere. View

Fishnet Tribal R6

 

The FWS Mountain-Prairie Region communicates with the following tribes:

 

Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Colorado

Ute Mountain Ute

Colorado

Shoshone-Bannock

Idaho

Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska

Kansas

Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas

Kansas

Prairie Band of Potawatomi of Kansas

Kansas

Sac and Fox

Kansas

Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Ft. Peck

Montana

Blackfeet Nation

Montana

Chippewa-Cree of Rocky Boys

Montana

Crow Agency

Montana

Gros Ventre and Assiniboine Tribes of Ft. Belknap

Montana

Northern Cheyenne

Montana

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes

Montana

Omaha Tribe

Nebraska

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

Nebraska

Santee Sioux

Nebraska

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

Nebraska

Spirit Lake Sioux Tribe

North Dakota

Standing Rock Sioux

North Dakota

Three Affiliated Tribes

North Dakota

Trenton Indian Service Area, Board of Directors

North Dakota

Turtle Mountain Chippewa

North Dakota

Osage Tribe

Oklahoma

Cheyenne River Sioux

South Dakota

Crow Creek Sioux

South Dakota

Flandreau Santee Sioux

South Dakota

Lower Brule Sioux

South Dakota

Oglala Sioux

South Dakota

Rosebud Sioux

South Dakota

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate

South Dakota

Yankton Sioux

South Dakota

Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation

Utah

Northwestern Band of Shoshoni Nation of Utah 

Utah

Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah

Utah

Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians

Utah

Uintah and Ouray Tribes

Utah

Eastern Shoshone

Wyoming

Northern Arapaho

Wyoming

 

 

 

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Others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and
their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American People.
June 5, 2014
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