Government-to-Government Transportation Accord between 11 Indian Tribes, the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and the Minnesota Division of the Federal Highway Administration. Signed at the 2002 Summit.
The signatories to this agreement desire to improve their mutual cooperation as neighbors by improving the development, maintenance, and operation of interconnected transportation systems. The signatories intend this agreement to advance the mutual goals of their governments through improved intergovernmental relations; provide a practical framework for productive partnerships between and among their various parties; and establish realistic and achievable implementation procedures that will help facilitate these partnerships.
Memorandum of Agreement between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Federal Highway Administration Relating to Indian Reservation Roads
This agreement, signed in 1983, explicitly recognizes the role of individual tribes in determining transportation needs.
Memorandum of Understanding Among the Pennsylvania Division of the Federal Highway Administration and the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin Regarding Tribal Consultation
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) defines the process by which the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), with assistance by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportaton (PENNDOT), will meet its responsibilities to consult with the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. PENNDOT will notify the Tribe of projects within its geographic area of interest. FHWA retains the ultimate responsibility for complying with all federal requirements pertaining to direct government-to-government consultation with the Tribes.
Partnership Agreement between Wisconsin's Eleven Federally Recognized Tribes, Wisconsin Division-Federal Highway Administration, and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (May 24, 2005)
The purpose of this partnership agreement is to create and define the processes by which WisDOT and FHWA will work in collaboration with Wisconsin's eleven sovereign Indian nations. This agreement is designed to acknowledge and support the government-to-government relationship between Tribes and State and Federal Agencies and to support American Indian sovereignty.
Programmatic Agreements between five Minnesota Tribes and the Minnesota Division of the Federal Highway Administration for Federally Funded Projects in Compliance with FHWA Section 106
The National Historic Preservation Act requires all Federal agencies to consult with Indian Tribes for undertakings which may affect properties of traditional religious and cultural significance on or off Tribal lands. Five Minnesota Tribes have signed agreements with the Minnesota Division of the Federal Highway Administration and Mn/DOT.
Programmatic Agreement among Lower Sioux Indian Community and Minnesota Division of the Federal Highway Administration with Concurrence by Minnesota Department of Transportation Regarding Implementing Consultation in Accordance with 36 CFR 800 on Federal Transportation Projects in Minnesota
This Programmatic Agreement applies to all FHWA undertakings administered under the Federal Aid Highway Program in 53 Minnesota counties. Under the PA, the Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Lower Sioux will work with FHWA to appropriately fulfill all Section 106 requirements. The FHWA, the Lower Sioux, and MnDOT aspire to engage in meaningful long-term planning for the protection of historic, archaeological, and cultural properties, and toward that end desire to (1) develop a comprehensive and efficient process for all Section 106 undertakings, (2) simplify procedural requirements, (3) eliminate unnecessary paperwork, (4) affirm the role of the Lower Sioux in the consultation process, (5) devote a larger percentage of time and energies to identifying transportation-related concerns that may affect historic, archaeological, and cultural properties, and (6) continue creating innovative programs to address those problems.
Programmatic Agreement Among the Federal Highway Administration, the North Dakota Department of Transportation and Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes; Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians; Mandan,Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation; Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation; Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate; Standing Rock Sioux Tribe; Northern Cheyenne Tribe; and Crow Tribe Regarding Implementation of Tribal Consultation Requirements of the National Historic Preservation Act for the Federal Transportation Program in North Dakota
This programmatic agreement (PA) is unique in that it establishes a cohesive, collaborative group effort to enhance cultural recognition and develop relationships of trust and respect among Tribal representatives and government agencies. Partnerships within the agreement will result in more effective cultural resource management. The agreement was designed to address Tribal interests in regard to cultural resource issues and impacts from North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) projects in a way that benefits everyone involved. The PA, with Tribes on nine Reservations, is a defined way to tailor the consultation process and address Tribal concerns about cultural resources that may be affected by NDDOT projects projects.
Programmatic Agreement for the Consultation Process among the Federal Highway Administration, Texas Department of Transportation and the Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma
The objective of this programmatic agreement is to streamline the Tribal consultation process. The agreement establishes the process by which FHWA, the Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma, and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) fulfill consultation requirements.
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Agreement Between FHWA, Minnesota Department of Transportation, and Seven Minnesota American Indian Tribes
Pledging mutual support and cooperation in future endeavors, officials from the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and seven Minnesota American Indian tribes signed an historic agreement to share resources, energy and commitment for meeting the state's growing transportation needs.
Conference on Transportation Improvements Report: Experiences Among Tribal, Local, State, and Federal Governments
Transportation Research Circular Number E-C039. Best practice cases, as told by experienced transportation professionals and Tribal leaders, illustrate how to being effective government-to-government relationships. These cases demonstrate that it is always more economical and efficient to include tribes in the planning and needs assessment at the outset of a new project.
Consulting with Tribes/Pueblos in New Mexico Through a Long Range Major Transportation Investment Study (LRMTIS)
The New Mexico State Highway and Transportation Department has successfully engaged tribes in transportation through on-going relationship building under the LRMTIS and the subsequent activities and products. This report describes the history of the LRMTIS process; identifies critical Tribal transportation processes, programs, and issues; and provides a social/economic profile, map and identification of critical transportation issues for each Pueblo and Tribe.
North Dakota's Tribal Consultation Programmatic Agreement
The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), the North Dakota Federal Highway Administration Division Office (FHWA-ND), and 11 interested tribes partnered to develop an innovative Section 106 Programmatic Agreement (PA) for Tribal Consultation. The PA empowered tribes to protect their cultural resources and participate in transportation decision-making.
U.S. Highway 93 Project in Montana and the development of a Memorandum of Agreement between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the Federal Highway Administration and the Montana Department of Transportation.
In the early 1990s, the Montana Highway Department proposed to widen 56 miles of a principal two-lane arterial highway-U.S. Highway 93-through the Flathead Indian Reservation. What followed was a clash between cultures and a ten-year process that lead to an unprecedented Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, the Federal Highway Administration and the Montana Department of Transportation.
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