U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native American Policy
The Service will work directly with Native American governments and observe legislative mandates, trust responsibilities, and respect Native American cultural values when planning and implementing programs.
The Service has developed and adopted this Policy to help accomplish its mission and concurrently to participate in fulfilling the Federal Government’s and the Department of the Interior’s trust responsibilities to assist Native Americans in protecting, conserving, and utilizing their reserved, treaty guaranteed, or statutorily identified trust assets. This Policy is consistent with Federal policy supporting Native American government self-determination. Read More.