Tribes D-M

Death Valley Timbi-sha Shoshone Tribe
Protocol: Informal
Contact: Tribal Council
Phone: 760-872-3614
PPP Link:
Permission Needed:
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality
Interest Areas: Indigenous remedies
Verified: BD 02.13.2018

Delaware Nation, Oklahoma
Protocol: No
Contact: Historic Preservation Office
Phone: (405) 247-2448 x1403
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Historic Preservation Office; Executive Council
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality, burial locations, destructive analysis
Interest Areas: Accepting proposals for review and consideration by the Tribe
Verified: EP 12.23.2020

Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma
Protocol: Informal
Contact: Environmental Program and THPO
Phone: 918-309-3205
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Culture Committee
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns:
Interest Areas: Riparian areas
Verified: BB 12.08.2017

Elk Valley Rancheria, California
Protocol: None
Contact: THPO
Phone: 707-465-2620
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: No
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality
Interest Areas: Climate change; marine research
Verified: CS 02.06.2018

Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota
Protocol: Underway
Contact: THPO
Phone: 605-997-3891
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: No
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Environmental safety
Interest Areas: Farm chemicals; water quality; indigenous plants; animal habitats; manmade underground waterways
Verified: GKH 11.21.2017

Fort Belknap Indian Community of the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana
Protocol: Formal, Cultural Property Act of the Fort Belknap Indian Community Part IV (Permits), Sections 1-6, and other applicable Parts and sections of the Cultural Property Act.
Contact: THPO
Phone: 406-353-2293, 2294, 2295
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes
Fee Structure: Yes
Issues/Concerns: Confidentially; proprietary information; protection of sacred sites; land and water; review of research document(s) prior to publication
Interest Areas: Current reservation lands; treaty territories; aboriginal homelands; bison; medicinal and sacred plants
Verified: MBW 12.08.2017

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, Arizona
Protocol: Formal
Contact: Community & Economic Development Division and Cultural Development
Phone: 480-789-7742, 480-789-7190
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Tribal Council case-by-case
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns:
Interest Areas:
Verified: AN 12.28.2020

Gila River Indian Community of the Gila River Indian Reservation, Arizona
Protocol: Informal
Contact: THPO
Phone: 520-562-7152
PPP Link: https://sites.google.com/view/az-consultation-toolkit/tribes/gila-river-indian-community Link may not be accessible to some agencies. Please contact your IT management.
Permission Needed: Case-by-case; Cultural Resource Standing Committee
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality; equitable compensation; authorship; use of end product; early consultation
Interest Areas: Flora; fauna; water features; riparian areas; Akimel O’odham and Pee-Posh Traditional Cultural Places; Aboriginal Lands; Central-Southern Arizona
Verified: RW 01.26.2018

Hopi Tribe of Arizona
Protocol: Yes
Contact: Hopi Cultural Preservation Office
Phone: 928-734-3611
PPP Link: Hopi Research Protocols: http://www8.nau.edu/hcpo-p/ResProto.pdf
Intellectual Property Rights: http://www8.nau.edu/hcpo-p/intellectPropRights.html
Hopi Traditional Knowledge: http://www8.nau.edu/hcpo-p/knowledge.html
Permission Needed: Yes
Fee Structure: Yes
Issues/Concerns: Privacy; intellectual property; commoditization; commercialization; expropriation
Interest Areas:
Verified: SK 02.13.2018

Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians
Protocol: Informal
Contact: THPO
Phone: (207) 532-4273 x202
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Chief and Tribal Council
Fee Structure: Case-by-case
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality, adverse effects to cultural resources, adverse effects to tribal members
Interest Areas: Harvesting plants for traditional foods and medicines, Black Ash, rivers, Atlantic salmon, riparian buffers, environmental health, climate change
Verified: SY 11.14.2019

Hualapai Indian Tribe of the Hualapai Indian Reservation, Arizona
Protocol: Formal
Contact: THPO Office
Phone: 928-769-2223
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Tribal Council Resolution or THPO Office
Fee Structure: Yes
Issues/Concerns: Review before publication, identification of participants
Interest Areas: Colorado River, Grand Canyon, Glen Canyon Dam, water resources, ethnobotany, ethno-zoology, Northwestern Arizona, cultural landscapes
Verified: PB 12.29.2020

Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma
Protocol: None
Contact: Tribal Administrator
Phone: 405-547-2402
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Case-by-case – Business Council and/or individual permissions
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Credit; confidentiality; use of end product
Interest Areas: Pollinators; bison; eagles; local botany; prairie ecosystems
Verified: MR 12.29.2020

Jicarilla Apache Nation, New Mexico
Protocol: Informal
Contact: THPO
Phone: 575-759-0062
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Individuals
Fee Structure: Yes
Issues/Concerns: Use of end product; misappropriation; resources impacted
Interest Areas: Projects that facilitate traditional use access; ethnobotany
Verified: JB 12.06.2017

Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians of the Kaibab Indian Reservation, Arizona
Protocol: Informal
Contact: Preservation Office
Phone: 928-643-7365
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes, possibly Tribal Council Resolution, THPO, Cultural Resources
Fee Structure: $150 per day, typically
Issues/Concerns: Accountability, respect, confidentiality, demeaning language, co-production of research
Interest Areas: Southwestern Colorado, Southern Utah, Northern Arizona, Southern California
Verified: CB 06.19.2018

Karuk Tribe
Protocol: Formal
Contact: THPO
Phone: 530-627-3446 x3015
PPP Link:http://www.karuk.us/images/docs/forms/Protocol_with_Agreement_for_Intellectual_Property_Rights_of_the_Karuk_Tribe.pdf
Permission Needed: Karuk Resource Advisory Board
Fee Structure: Case-by-case
Issues/Concerns: Use of end product, authorship, exploitation of people and resources
Interest Areas: Strengthening connection between people and collection of resources (basket weaving, food gathering), fire restoration
Verified: AWT 11.13.2018

Kaw Nation, Oklahoma
Protocol: No
Contact: Environmental Department
Phone: 580-269-2552
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Cultural Committee Review
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality; use of end product
Interest Areas: Climate change; water
Verified: CD11.24.2017

Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma
Protocol: No
Contact: Legal Director
Phone: 405-964-4227
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Business Committee
Fee Structure: Up to clan leader
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality, access to the knowledge, equitable compensation, authorship, and end use of product
Interest Areas: Tribal culture and religion, traditional homes
Verified: KC 12.09.2019

Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
Protocol: Formal
Contact: Legal Department
Phone: 503-719-4496
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes, Tribal Council
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality; staff time to complete
Interest Areas: Sturgeon; caribou and its habitat; traditional fish and animals
Verified: WB/KG 03.23.2018

Las Vegas Tribe of Paiute Indians of the Las Vegas Indian Colony, Nevada
Protocol: Informal
Contact: Cultural Representative
Phone: 702-386-3926 or 702-351-3834
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: No
Fee Structure: Case-by-case
Issues/Concerns: Plants and secret sites
Interest Areas: Southern Nevada
Verified: KA 02.16.2018

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of the Lower Brule Reservation, South Dakota
Protocol: Informal
Contact: Tribal Council Chairman and Cultural Resources Program
Phone: 605-473-5561
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Elder Committee
Fee Structure: Situational
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality
Interest Areas: Riparian areas; agriculture; pollination; resource protection
Verified: BM 12.06.2017

Lower Sioux Indian Community in the State of Minnesota
Protocol: Formal
Contact: Cansayapi Cultural Department
Phone: 507-697-8672
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes, Consultation
Fee Structure: Yes
Issues/Concerns: Pre-decisional scoping and planning processes
Interest Areas: Historic and cultural preservation initiatives; sacred site protection; ground-disturbance activity within exterior boundaries of tribal territories
Verified: CSJ 02.27.2018

Mescalero Apache Tribe of the Mescalero Reservation, New Mexico
Protocol: Informal
Contact: THPO
Phone: 575-464-3005
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Case-by-case
Fee Structure: Case-by-case, usually $100 per day
Issues/Concerns: Use of end product; involvement in project development; completion of site form
Interest Areas: Water; springs; identifying ecological areas
Verified: HH 02.06.2018

Last updated: January 26, 2021