Tribal Consultation

Office of Natural Resources Revenue includes Tribes on a government-to-government basis in our decision-making processes.


Secretarial Order No. 3215 – Principles for the Discharge of the Secretary’s Trust Responsibility, signed April 28, 2000, provides guidance to Department of the Interior (Department) employees as they manage, administer, or take actions impacting Indian trust assets. The Department develops and implements its trust responsibilities, regulations, policy statements, instructions, and manuals as specified in the Order.

Executive Order No. 13175 – Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments, signed November 6, 2000, obligates Federal agencies to engage with Indian Tribes on a government-to-government basis.

Secretarial Order No. 3317 – Department of the Interior Policy on Consultation with Tribes, signed December 1, 2011, requires all Department agencies and bureaus to update or implement policies for Tribal consultation.

Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) Tribal Consultation Policy, signed May 29, 2012, documents ONRR’s responsibility under Order Nos. 13175 and 3317 to strengthen government-to-government relationships with Indian Tribes, respect Tribal sovereignty, and include Tribes in decision-making processes involving them.

Tribal Liaison Officer

ONRR's Program Manager of State and Indian Coordination serves as Tribal Liaison Officer (TLO). The TLO is facilitator and advisor to program offices and associated parties, ensuring that ONRR’s Tribal Consultation Policy is applied consistently across the agency. Email the Tribal Liaison Officer with questions.