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Tribal Relations
Tribal Relations

Tribal Relations

Navajo Nation Highlights the Value of the Environmental Justice. Arthur "Butch" Blazer and colleagues on a tour of Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona. Read more at the USDA blog…
Tribal Connections is an interactive mapping tool that shows how lands managed by the agency connect or overlap with current tribal trust lands and lands tribes exchanged with the federal government prior to 1900. Visit Tribal Connections…
Gardens bring Learning to Life in North Dakota Tribal Community. The Cannon Ball Elementary School Garden on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota. Read more at the USDA blog…
Opportunities for Native Youth Available through APHIS's Safeguarding Natural Heritage Program. Read more at the USDA blog…
Kim Yazzie, Navajo Nation, at the recent Intertribal Timber Council Annual Timber Symposium. Climate change, groundwater, and air quality are some of the focus areas of the ITC Native American Natural Resource Scholarships. Read more…
Alaska Native, American Indian, and Native Hawaiian high school students came together in June 2015 at the Inter-Tribal Youth Climate Leadership Congress. Read more in the Tribal Relations Summer 2015 Newsletter…

Tribal Forest Protection Act Webinar

The Forest Service and the Intertribal Timber Council are presenting a webinar on January 12, 2016, which will provide background information on the Tribal Forest Protection Act (TFPA) and help determine where to hold a three-day TFPA workshop in Spring or Summer 2016.

Read more about the webinar (PDF, 202 KB).

Proposed Tribal Relations Directives

Tribal consultation and public comment for the proposed Tribal Relations Directives ended on September 22, 2015. For further information, see our News and Events archive or you may contact the Office of Tribal Relations at or 202-205-1514.


The Forest Service is recognized as a leader among Federal land management agencies in partnering appropriately and collaboratively with American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal governments and communities for mutually beneficial outcomes.

Current Collaboration & Consultation

Last modified: 15:31:11 2-Feb-2016