Tribes Q-T

Quechan Tribe of the Fort Yuma Indian Reservation, California & Arizona
Protocol: Under development
Contact: Quechan Tribal President c/o Quechan Cultural Committee Chairperson
Phone: 928-750-2516
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Tribal Council
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality; accuracy
Interest Areas: Traditional use areas
Verified: MS 12.04.2017

Rosebud Sioux Tribe of the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota
Protocol: Formal
Contact: THPO
Phone: 605-747-4255
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Culture Committee
Fee Structure: Yes
Issues/Concerns: Being informed of ongoing projects
Interest Areas: Traditional cultural landscapes; plants and animals
Verified: BR 02.06.2018

Sac & Fox Nation, Oklahoma
Protocol: Informal
Contact: THPO and Archives Department
Phone: (918) 968-3526
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Archives Department
Fee Structure: Determined by project
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality, equitable compensation, authorship, end use of product
Interest Areas: Agriculture, flooding
Verified: KT11.20.2019

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
Protocol: Formal – Haudenosaunee Standing Committee on Burials and Burial Regulations
Contact: THPO
Phone: 518-358-2272 Ext. 2163
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Case-by-Case, THPO
Fee Structure: Determined on level of involvement
Issues/Concerns: Use/ownership of end product, exploitation of people and resources, confidentiality, sacred areas/sites, FOIA
Interest Areas: Traditional cultural practices, environmental knowledge, traditional ceremonial landscapes, food crops, medicines, wampum belts, medicinal plants, water use
Verified: ALP 12.31.2018

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (of the Salt River Reservation, Arizona)
Protocol: In Development
Contact: Cultural Preservation Program
Phone: 480-362-6325
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Permit
Fee Structure: In Development
Issues/Concerns: Cultural impacts, environmental impacts, sovereignty, confidentiality, academic exploitation, equitable compensation, use of end product
Interest Areas: Cultural Resources, environmental resources, climate change, hydrology, impacts to sacred plant and animal habitat, cultural plants that support cultural practices
Verified: AGL 07.30.2018

San Carlos Apache Tribe of the San Carlos Reservation, Arizona
Protocol: Informal
Contact: THPO
Phone: 928-475-5797
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes, THPO Office, Tribal Council, Elders Cultural Advisory Council
Fee Structure: Yes
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality, use of end product, identification of participants, equitable compensation, collaborative research
Interest Areas: Traditional foods, land stewardship, water, medicine, ancestral territory, connection to the land, wilderness areas, use of traditional names
Verified: VG 05.24.2018

San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe
Protocol: Informal
Contact: Cultural Specialist
Phone: (928) 212-9794
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Cultural Specialist
Fee Structure: Case-by-case
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality, plants, sacred sites
Interest Areas: Water, ecology, archaeological sites
Verified: CY 11.18.2019

Seneca Nation of Indians
Protocol: Informal
Contact: THPO
Phone: 716-945-1790
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes. THPO
Fee Structure: Private sector, Yes. Otherwise, not structured
Issues/Concerns: Appropriate credit and reference to Nation for information, contact archives department
Interest Areas: Native grasses, landscape restoration, ritual landscapes, mounds
Verified: JT 04.03.2019

Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma
Protocol: No
Contact: THPO
Phone: 918-787-5452 x6061
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Case-by-case
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Ceremonial protections, burial locations
Interest Areas: Buffalo, seeds, landscape management, traditional foods
Verified: WT 09.06.2018

Shoshone Tribe of the Wind River Reservation, Wyoming
Protocol: Formal
Contact: THPO
Phone: 307-335-2081
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Tribal Council Resolution
Fee Structure: Yes
Issues/Concerns: Ground disturbance impacts, early consultation, review before publication, collaborative project development, use of end product, confidentiality
Interest Areas: Ecological health of traditional lands, hydrology, Missouri River headwaters, ethnobotany, food
Verified: JM 06.13.2018

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation
Protocol: Informal
Contact: Cultural Resource Coordinator
Phone: 208-236-1086
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Business Council Review
Fee Structure: Case-by-case
Issues/Concerns: Authorship; confidentiality
Interest Areas:
Verified: YT 06.05.2018

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation, South Dakota
Protocol: Formal
Contact: THPO
Phone: 605-698-3584 or 605-698-8225
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Permit process according to Tribal code; case-by-case - the Sisseton Wahpeton Cultural Preservation Board and/or Tribal Council may be required
Fee Structure: Established fee schedule and case-by-case basis
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality, use of information and ownership of data
Interest Areas: Ancestral Homelands, Culture and History. Archeological and Traditional Cultural Properties
Verified: DD 02.26.2018

Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians of Utah
Protocol: Informal
Contact: Chair or Vice Chair
Phone: 775-778-1937
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Executive Committee
Fee Structure: Case-By-Case
Issues/Concerns: None at this time
Interest Areas: Unexplored at this time
Verified: SU 10.23.2019

Southern Ute Indian Tribe of the Southern Ute Reservation, Colorado
Protocol: Formal
Contact: Cultural Preservation Department
Phone: 970-563-2984
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes, Cultural Preservation Department
Fee Structure: Yes
Issues/Concerns: Intellectual property; confidentiality; use of the end product
Interest Areas: ethnographic studies
Verified: EB 03.06.2018

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota
Protocol: Formal
Contact: THPO
Phone: 701-854-8645
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Case-by-case
Fee Structure: Case-by-case
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality; use of the end product; equitable compensation
Interest Areas:
Verified: JE 02.14.2018

Suquamish Indian Tribe of the Port Madison Reservation
Protocol: Formal
Contact: THPO
Phone: 360-394-8529
PPP Link: https://suquamish.nsn.us/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Chapter-2.2.pdf
Permission Needed: Tribal Council, Suquamish Tribal Museum Board of Trustees
Fee Structure: $200
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality, retaining intellectual property rights, use of end product, access, identification of participants
Interest Areas: Collaborative management, marine resources, climate change adaptation, ocean acidification, sea level rise, fire, snowpack
Verified: DL 08.06.2018

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Protocol: Informal
Contact: Historic Preservation Department
Phone: 580-924-8280
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Memorandum of Agreement
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Equal partnership in research
Interest Areas: Restoration; ancestral lands; removed lands
Verified: IT 11.22.2017

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation
Protocol: No
Contact: Cultural Resources
Phone: 918-732-7678
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Case-by-case; IRB
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality; use of end product
Interest Areas: Archaeological and historic property sites
Verified: RB 11.27.2017

The Osage Nation
Protocol: Informal
Contact: THPO
Phone: 918-287-5328
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Traditional Cultural Advisors Committee
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality; appropriate and collaborative research
Interest Areas: Throughout ancestral lands in 15 states; significant plants and animals; water; sacred landscapes
Verified: AH 11.22.2017

The Quapaw Tribe of Indians
Protocol: No
Contact: THPO
Phone: 918-238-3100
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Business Committee or Cultural Committee
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Use of end product, benefit to tribe, confidentiality, authorship
Interest Areas:
Verified: EB 9.07.2018

Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota
Protocol: Informal
Contact: THPO
Phone: 701-862-2474
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: THPO
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality, use of proprietary knowledge
Interest Areas: Preservation of knowledge, preservation of medicinal plants
Verified: PC 05.01.2019

Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona
Protocol: Formal
Contact: Cultural Resources
Phone: 520-383-3622
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns:
Interest Areas: Cultural landscapes; processing sites for saguaro and acorns; plant gathering areas; streams
Verified: PS 03.01.2018

Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation (previously listed as the Smith River Rancheria, California
Protocol: Under development
Contact: THPO
Phone: 707-487-9255
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes, research must be tribally-led
Fee Structure: Typically, stipends provided to interviewees; no fee structure for tribal staff
Issues/Concerns: Potential impacts to natural and cultural resources within Tribal aboriginal territory
Interest Areas:
Verified: KL 02.27.2018

Tonkawa Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
Protocol: Informal
Contact: THPO or NAGPRA
Phone: 5801-628-2561x108 or 580-628-7027
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: No
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality; appropriate and collaborative research
Interest Areas: Ancestral homelands
Verified: RM 03.06.2018

Tonto Apache Tribe of Arizona
Protocol: No
Contact: THPO
Phone: 928-474-5000
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: THPO
Fee Structure: Depends on project
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality, ownership of information
Interest Areas:
Verified: WD 06.12.2018

Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota
Protocol: Informal
Contact: THPO
Phone: 701-477-2640
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes, Tribal Council and Elders
Fee Structure: Case-by-case
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality
Interest Areas: Ancestral lands
Verified: JD 01.23.2018

Tuscarora Nation
Protocol: No
Contact: Environment Office
Phone: 716-264-6011, menu #2
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Environment Office
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Exploitation, unauthorized use, site protection, access, confidentiality
Interest Areas: Climate change
Verified: BP 03.26.2019

Last updated: November 20, 2019