Tribes U-Z

United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma
Protocol: No
Contact: Cultural Resources
Phone: 918-458-6717
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: No
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality
Interest Areas: Youth involvement with ancestral lands
Verified: EOV 12.06.2017

Upper Sioux Community, Minnesota
Protocol: Informal
Contact: THPO and Tribal Council
Phone: 320-564-6334
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Case-by-case; THPO or Tribal Council
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality, purpose of research, appropriation of Indigenous knowledge
Interest Areas: Ancestral Lands of the Dakota/Oceti Sakowin and all resources within them
Verified: SO 01.30.2018

Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation, Utah
Protocol: Under development
Contact: Cultural Rights and Protections Office
Phone: 435-725-7224
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Tribal Council Resolution, Access permit
Fee Structure: Yes, $200-300 depending
Issues/Concerns: Collaboration, co-authorship, mutual benefit, co-development of research design, intellectual property rights, use of end product, ownership and access to published research
Interest Areas: Ethnobotany
Verified: BC 12.19.2018

Ute Mountain Tribe of the Ute Mountain Reservation, Colorado, New Mexico & Utah
Protocol: Under development
Contact: THPO
Phone: 970-564-5731
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Possibly, depends on project
Fee Structure: Yes. May include a daily rate and travel expenses
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality; non-disclosure; access
Interest Areas: Plant use; native foods; ancestral territories; water
Verified: NS 06-18.2018

Washoe Tribe of Nevada & California
Protocol: No
Contact: THPO – primary; Environmental Department - secondary
Phone: 775-265-8600
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Case-by-case
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Ability to redact; retain rights to tribal input; confidentiality
Interest Areas: Natural and cultural environments within Washoe ancestral lands
Verified: DC 12.06.2017

White Mountain Apache Tribe of the Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona
Protocol: Yes, initiate proposals with the tribe’s Tribal Project Plans Review (TPPR) Committee
Contact: Environmental Protection Office
Phone: 928-338-4325
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Permission Needed: TPPR and final approval from the Tribal Council
Fee Structure: Depends on the project
Issues/Concerns: Purpose of research and its intent to utilize and/or publish its findings
Interest Areas: Sensitive species; cultural and heritage resources; water and mineral resources
Verified: MA 11.28.2017

Wiyot Tribe, California
Protocol: No
Contact: Cultural Preservation Office
Phone: 707-733-5055
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Case-by-case; Tribal Council
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality; appropriation of Native knowledge
Interest Areas: Restoration of traditional landscapes
Verified: TH 01.25.2018

Wyandotte Nation
Protocol: None
Contact: Tribal Heritage Center
Phone: 918-678-6344
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: The elders
Fee Structure: Yes
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality
Interest Areas: Intergenerational transfer of knowledge
Verified: SC 03.26.2019

Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota
Protocol: Formal
Contact: Tribal Chairman and THPO
Phone: 605-384-3641
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes, Ihanktonwan Consultation Wo’ope: Protocols for Consultation with the Yankton Sioux Tribe
Fee Structure: Yes
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality; equitable compensation; authorship; use of end product; tribal involvement in planning stages
Interest Areas: Ancestral territory; traditional botany; inherent rights; protection of water
Verified: KSE 02.02.2018

Yavapai-Apache Nation of the Camp Verde Indian Reservation, Arizona
Protocol: Informal, depending on which tribe
Contact: Appropriate Cultural Committee
Phone: 928-567-3649
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Case-by-case
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality; use of end product
Interest Areas:
Verified: CC 02.09.2018

Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe
Protocol: Informal
Contact: Cultural Research Department
Phone: 928-515-7202
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Cultural Research Department
Fee Structure: Case-by-case
Issues/Concerns: Intellectual property rights, confidentiality, equitable compensation, authorship, end use of product
Interest Areas: Anything directly related to the tribe
Verified: LO 05.20.2019

Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
Protocol: Informal
Contact: THPO
Phone: 530-796-3400
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Tribal Council, case-by-case
Fee Structure: Case-by-case
Issues/Concerns: Confidentiality, use of end product
Interest Areas: Ancestral lands, ground disturbance, GIS
Verified: LB 12.17.2018

Yurok Tribe of the Yurok Reservation, California
Protocol: Formal
Contact: THPO
Phone: 707-482-1350 x1309
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Yes, Cultural Committee, then Tribal Council
Fee Structure: Case-by-case
Issues/Concerns: Commercialization, identification of participants, collaborative research development, use of end product
Interest Areas: Klamath River, ocean ecology, redwoods, dam removal, biodiversity, marine mammals, condors, environmental toxins, history, culture, economic development
Verified: RC 02.25.2019

Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico
Protocol: Informal
Contact: Cultural Resources
Phone: 505-782-4814
PPP Link:
Permission Needed: Tribal Council
Fee Structure: No
Issues/Concerns: Use of end product; confidentiality; ability to redact
Interest Areas: Springs and waterways; aquatic life; avian and terrestrial life
Verified: KD 01.23.2018

Last updated: August 30, 2019