Tribal Relations

We understand the particular needs of American Indian tribal governments, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian entities, as well as those of groups that work with indigenous governments. Our firm especially enjoys working to craft strategies that balance today’s opportunities with respecting and preserving traditional indigenous cultures for the future. For example, we assist with:

  • Protecting culturally significant sites
  • NAGPRA or international repatriation issues
  • More effective Section 106 consultation with federal agencies and project proponents
  • Strategic planning for cultural heritage preservation
  • Status clarification and trust reform
  • Resolving or mediating disputes
  • Developing 8(a) businesses and social enterprises, including LC3s
  • Accessing federal contracts and grant programs
  • Community development initiatives
  • Domestic and international government relations and policy
  • Facilitation and training for appropriate consultation

We also work with development project proponents, private entities or individuals, and federal and state agencies that seek to develop or improve relationships with tribal governments.