Tribes A-C

Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Protocol: No
Contact: THPO
Phone: 405-275-4030
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes, General Council
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns:
Interest Areas:
Verified: ET 11.21.2017

Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of the Agua Caliente Indian Reservation, California
Protocol: Formal, written request to the THPO
Contact: THPO
Phone: 760-699-6907
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: THPO and Tribal Council
Fee Structure: Depends on project
Issues/Concerns: Intellectual property rights, cultural appropriation, end use of product, authorship, confidentiality, contribution to the tribe, conduction of the research and the relationship with the tribe, timeframes, science vs. culture, authorship, language used for propositions and publications, adverse effects to cultural resources, ethics, transparency of project goals, misinterpretation, exploitation, respect, early consultation
Interest Areas: Access and information regarding medicinal plants, identification of resource areas, traditional processing of plants for food and medicine
Verified: PG 08.15.2019

Ak-Chin Indian Community
Protocol: Informal
Contact: Chairman
Phone: 520-568-1350
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Tribal Council
Fee Structure: Case-by-case
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality
Interest Areas: Anything dealing with cultural resources within ancestral lands
Verified: EP 12.27.2019

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas
Protocol: Yes, depending on the level of involvement, inclusion of the Cultural Committee may be required
Contact: Historic Preservation Office
Phone: 936-563-1181 or 936-563-1116
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes, any formal publication regarding the Tribe will require Tribal Council approval
Fee Structure: Yes, depending on the level of participation
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality; use of information
Interest Areas: Medicinal; sacred places; materials of cultural sustainability; climate change
Verified: BC 01.04.2018

Apache Tribe of Oklahoma
Protocol: Informal
Contact: Cultural Department
Phone: 405-247-7494 or 405-247-9493
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Case-by-case
Fee Structure: Case-by-case
Issues/Concerns: Use of end product
Interest Areas: Plant use
Verified: DC 12.01.2017

Arapaho Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming
Protocol: Under development
Contact:
Phone: 307-856-1628
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Advisory Board
Fee Structure: Yes
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality
Interest Areas: Ancestral territory; riparian/wetland areas; using traditional names
Verified: DO 01.19.2018

Aroostook Band of Micmacs
Protocol: In process
Contact: Cultural and Tribal Historic Preservation Department
Phone: 207-764-1972
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes. Cultural and Tribal Historic Preservation Department, Tribal Council
Fee Structure: Case by case, typically $500
Issues/Concerns: Use and access to end product; involvement in entirety of project; remaining informed; ownership, authorship, compensation; respectful treatment of participants and environmental resources; following human subject research ethical treatment protocols; intellectual property rights
Interest Areas: Plants - medicines, basketry, ash trees, chaga, flagroot, sweetgrass; animals - migration patterns, populations; ancestral territory; mapping
Verified: JP 12.06.2019

Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation, Montana
Protocol: Informal
Contact: THPO
Phone: 406-768-2382
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes, THPO, Elder Cultural Preservation Board, and Tribal Council always; others are case-by-case
Fee Structure: Yes, determined case-by-case
Issues/Concerns: Timeframes, science vs. culture, cultural appropriation, use of end product, authorship, confidentiality, language used for propositions and publications, adverse effects to cultural resources, ethics, transparency of project goals, misinterpretation, exploitation, respect, early consultation, cultural protocols
Interest Areas: Land mapping, tribal registry, ethnographies, migrations, language, ethnobotany, ecosystems, geologic record, flora & fauna, occupation along the Upper Missouri, Fort Peck Tribes (generational) history & culture
Verified: DY 02.28.2019

Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valley
Protocol: Formal, written request to THPO
Contact: THPO
Phone: 760-938-2003, ext. 228
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes, Cultural Committee and Tribal Council
Fee Structure: Case-by-case
Issues/Concerns: Consultation, confidentiality, sacred sites, ceremonial gathering areas, Intellectual property rights, end use of product, cultural appropriation, science vs culture, respect of Tribal traditional knowledge, adverse effects to cultural resources/plants/wildlife habitat/natural resources and insects of land and water
Interest Areas: Ancestral territory, wildlife, land management, medicinal plants, gathering areas, water resources, invasive plant removal, climate change, drought and flood areas
Verified: DG 12.11.2019

Bishop Paiute Tribe
Protocol: Informal
Contact: THPO
Phone: 760-873-8726
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes, Tribal Council Resolution
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns:
Interest Areas: Traditional maintenance; invasive plant removal; endangered plants and fish; native foods; ancestral territory
Verified: MB 03.02.2018

Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana
Protocol: Formal
Contact: THPO
Phone: 406-338-7522
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes, IRB and THPO
Fee Structure: Yes
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality; identification of participants; academic rigor and soundness
Interest Areas: Beaver; Glacier National Park; all animals; birds; plants; water
Verified: JM 11.21.2017

Caddo Nation of Oklahoma
Protocol: No
Contact: Chairman
Phone: 405-656-2344
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Chairman
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality
Interest Areas:
Verified: DH 04.18.2019

Cayuga Nation
Protocol: No
Contact: Tribal Council
Phone: 315-568-0750
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: possibly Tribal Council
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Some locations off limits, NAGPRA must be followed, no projects that disrupt Mother Earth
Interest Areas:
Verified: SL 07.10.2019

Chemehuevi Indian Tribe of the Chemehuevi Reservation, California
Protocol: Informal
Contact: Director, Cultural Center
Phone: 760-858-1115
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality; proprietary information
Interest Areas: Lower Colorado River
Verified: ML 11.21.2017

Cherokee Nation
Protocol: Formal
Contact: Executive Administration
Phone: 918-453-5000
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes, IRB
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Tribal sponsor; benefit to Cherokee Nation
Interest Areas:
Verified: PG 12.08.2017

Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes, Oklahoma
Protocol: No
Contact: THPO
Phone: 405-422-7484
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: No
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns:
Interest Areas:
Verified: VR 12.06.2017

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of the Cheyenne River Reservation, South Dakota
Protocol: Under development
Contact: THPO
Phone: 605-964-7554
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: No
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality; land safety
Interest Areas: Water
Verified: SV 12.01.2017

Chippewa-Cree Indians of the Rocky Boy's Reservation, Montana
Protocol: Under development
Contact: Chippewa Cree Cultural Resources Preservation Department
Phone: 406-395-4700 x101
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Business Council, Tribal Council Resolution
Fee Structure: Yes
Issues/Concerns: Intellectual property, use of end product, confidentiality
Interest Areas: Plants, wetlands, rock effigies
Verified: JWB 10.26.2018

Cocopah Tribe of Arizona
Protocol: Informal
Contact: Cultural Resource Office
Phone: 928-627-4849
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Elders, Culture Resource Department
Fee Structure: None, unless field visits required
Issues/Concerns: Use of end product, benefit to the tribe, use of information, tribal sponsorship, confidentiality
Interest Areas: Traditional hunting practices, desert mule deer, screwbean parasites and diseases, cottonwood groves, mesquite bosques, forest ecology, traditional plants, panic grass, Cocopah traditional crops, genetic diversity, horny toad biology, salt cedar
Verified: JB 02.26.2019

Coeur d’Alene Tribe
Protocol: Informal
Contact: THPO
Phone: 208-686-1572
PPP Link:
Permission Needed:
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Equitable compensation
Interest Areas:
Verified: JW 12.01.2017

Cold Springs Rancheria of Mono Indians
Protocol: Informal
Contact: Cold Springs EPA
Phone: 559-855-4443
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes, Cold Springs EPA Director and Tribal Council
Fee Structure: Yes, amount determined case-by-case
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality, compensation, authorship, respect, ownership of information
Interest Areas: Climate change, Sierra Nevada, natural resources, fire
Verified: RG 12.19.2018

Colorado River Indian Tribes of the Colorado River Indian Reservation, Arizona and California
Protocol: Formal
Contact: Tribal Council
Phone: 928-669-1280
PPP Link: Human and Cultural Research Code, enacted October 1, 2009
Permission Needed: Tribal Council Resolution, Tribal Ethics Review Board
Fee Structure: Yes
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality; Freedom of Information Act: ownership of information; profits
Interest Areas:
Verified: RL 04.25.2018

Comanche Nation, Oklahoma
Protocol: Informal
Contact: THPO or NAGPRA offices
Phone: 580-492-3240
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Case-by-case
Fee Structure: Case-by-case
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality
Interest Areas: Climate change; wildlife, particularly buffalo; plants
Verified: MC 12.04.2017

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation
Protocol: Informal
Contact: Historic Preservation Office
Phone: 406-675-2700 x1077
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes, Kootenai and/or Pend d’Oreille Culture Committees and Tribal Preservation Department
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality, equitable compensation, authorship, use of end product, benefit to tribe, places considered sacred or proprietary, non-tribal members financially benefitting from tribal information, information released through Freedom of Information Act
Interest Areas: Climate change, white bark pine and ecosystem, traditional foods
Verified: MD 03.22.2018

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Protocol: Formal
Contact: Archives and Records Department
Phone: 509 634-2148
PPP Link: https://www.colvilletribes.com/archives-records
Permission Needed: Archives and Records Department will contact appropriate tribal department(s), then respond to Researcher
Fee Structure: Yes
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality, end use of product, equitable compensation
Interest Areas: Forestry, fishing, traditional plants, mountains, Nez Perce Trail, archaeology, health and social issues, environmental concerns, wildlife management
Verified: GM 04.18.2019

Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation, Nevada and Utah
Protocol: Informal
Contact: Chairman
Phone: 435-234-1138
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: No
Fee Structure: Usually $100 per interview
Issues/Concerns:
Interest Areas: Climate change; water; fauna; flora
Verified: RS 11.21.2017

Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon
Protocol: Formal
Contact: Cultural Programs, Natural Resources, or Planning Department
Phone: 800 922-1399
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Planning Department and Tribal Council
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Review of rough draft, interpretations, end use of product, intellectual property rights, authorship, confidentiality, use of archival materials, accuracy of interpretation
Interest Areas: Environmental changes, forestry, agriculture, botany, restoration of plants and animals, entomology, western Oregon, northern California, southwestern Washington, languages, history, culture
Verified: RK 04.19.2019

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
Protocol: Formal
Contact: Communications Director
Phone: (541) 276-3165
PPP Link: https://ctuir.org/system/files/FINAL%20Historic%20Preservation%20Code_effective%2001-25-16.pdf
Permission Needed: Communications Director
Fee Structure: Yes
Issues/Concerns: Intellectual property rights, ownership, confidentiality, authorship, end use of product
Interest Areas: Natural resources, fishing, hunting, forestry, fire
Verified: TFF 04.19.2019

Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation
Protocol: Informal
Contact: Cultural Heritage and Natural Resources General Manager
Phone: 541-553-1161
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Case-by-case
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality; review before publish
Interest Areas: First foods
Verified: RK 02.09.2018

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of the Crow Creek Reservation, South Dakota
Protocol: Under development
Contact: Chairman and THPO
Phone: 605-245-2221
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Chairman and THPO
Fee Structure: Yes, case-by-case depending on level of involvement
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality, FOIA, proprietary information, protection of sacred sites/landscapes, data usage
Interest Areas: Environment, trees, farm chemicals, stone effigies, medicinal plants, cultural landscapes/properties
Verified: MM 03.01.2019

Last updated: January 3, 2020