Department of Interior
In 2011, the Department of the Interior developed and adopted a Policy on Consultation with Indian Tribes to affirm the Agency's support, and pursuit of a government-to-government relationship with federally recognized tribal governments. This policy applies to the work of the National Park Service:
Working Effectively with Alaska Native Tribes and Organizations (US Fish and Wildlife Service desk guide)
Management of Subsistence Harvest on Federal Public Lands
One of the most important pieces of conservation legislation in the history of the United States was the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) of 1980. Tribal interests were affected by different provisions in ANILCA, including the management of harvesting subsistence food resources on federal public lands. For information on the NPS role in implementing Title 8 of ANILCA, see Subsistence Management.
For additional links to National Park Service Programs and resources for tribes, see NPS American Indian Liaison Office.
Consultation with Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Corporations
Following Congressional direction given in 2004 and 2005, the Department of the Interior developed a Policy on Consultation with ANCSA Corporations that was adopted by the Department in 2012.
For more information on Tribal relationships and coordination please contact:
Adrienne Fleek (Tlingit)
Alaska Native Affairs Liaison
National Park Service, Alaska Region
Last updated: July 14, 2017