Tribal Consultation Sessions

CDC honors the sovereignty of American Indian/Alaska Native tribal nations, respects the inherent rights of self-governance, commits to work on a government-to-government basis, and upholds the federal trust responsibility. Tribal Consultation Sessions provide a forum for consultation between CDC leadership and elected or appointed tribal leaders (or their designated representatives).

Government-to-government consultation will be conducted with elected tribal officials or their designated representatives before taking actions and/or making decisions that affect them. CDC’s Tribal Consultation Policy (the Policy) and procedures within the Policy were established to provide elected tribal leaders, or their designated representatives, with a number of opportunities to interact with CDC staff and leadership. Each opportunity complements, not supplants, the others.