Tribal Research Policies, Processes and Protocols

To facilitate the respectful inclusion of TEK for on-the-ground ecosystem stewardship, the following American Indian tribes have freely and with informed consent, provided information about their policies, processes and protocols (PPP). Tribes are listed alphabetically, using the names from the January 17, 2017, Federal Register Notice Indian Entities Recognized and Eligible To Receive Services From the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs. Please keep in mind, some tribal names officially begin with "the" and will be located under "T."

A Tribe's listing on this site does not constitute commitment to participate in TEK projects. As sovereign nations, tribes reserve the right to determine research participation.

Researchers are encouraged to contact the office listed for more information and to initiate conversations about project ideas. Tribes and Indigenous communities without protocols or those wanting to update their protocols may use the contacts listed to learn about other tribes' policies, processes and protocols (PPP).

The Tribal Policies, Processes, and Protocols page relies heavily on a program developed in the Intermountain Region of the National Park Service in partnership with the University of Colorado-Denver. However, Tribes from across the United States are welcome to participate if they wish. Please Contact Us for more information or to have your information added to this list. If your tribe's information is listed and needs updated, please Contact Us.

Note: You will see the acronym "THPO" on the entries below. THPO stands for Tribal Historic Preservation Officer.

We've had so many tribes participate that we've divided the list into subpages, so please look by first letter of a tribe's name on these pages:

Tribes A-C Tribes D-M Tribes N-P Tribes Q-T Tribes U-Z

Last updated: August 30, 2019