Consultation & Consent

Consultation and Consent

USET SPF maintains that the United States must work to reform the Tribal consultation process as conducted by agencies across the federal government. There must be a reconciliation to provide certainty, consistency, and accountability in Tribal consultation. The federal government must work to standardize and provide a uniform foundation to its Tribal Consultation methods. It is time for a Tribal Nation-defined consultation model, with dual consent as the basis for strong and respectful diplomatic relations between two equally sovereign nations. In the short term, we must move beyond the requirement for Tribal consultation via Executive Order to a strengthened model achieved via statute. In the long term, we must return to the achievement of Tribal Nation consent for federal action as a recognition of sovereign equality and as set out by the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.












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