PRESIDENT SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 13175: REQUIRES “CONSULTATION & COORDINATION WITH INDIAN TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS”
Signed by President William J. Clinton, the intent of the Executive Order was to: Establish regular and meaningful consultation & collaboration with tribal officials in the development of Federal policies that have tribal implications; strengthen inter-governmental relationships with tribes; and reduce the imposition of unfunded mandates upon Indian tribes. Under the order, to the extent practicable and permitted by law, Federal agencies proposing rules, policy or guidance impacting Federally recognized tribal governments may not promulgate such without meeting certain conditions and engaging in consultation with tribal governments before they become effective. All Federal agencies were required to appoint an agency consultation official responsible for ensuring adherance by program personnel to the intent of the Order.
Source: “Self-Determination Period (1965-Present): Strengthening Government-to-Government Relationships (1 of 3),” Federal Emergency Management Agency. Retrieved 8/3/2020, https://emilms.fema.gov/IS650b/groups/58.html Photo: FEMA, 2000. Public Domain.