FEMA recognizes the nation to nation relationship between the U.S. government and federally recognized tribes. To acknowledge and honor the sovereignty of tribal nations, FEMA conducts regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration with tribal governments to ensure that FEMA policies and programs address tribal needs.
FEMA's Tribal Consultation Policy, updated in July 2019 with input from tribes, outlines the process that FEMA officials use to conduct consultation with tribal governments. FEMA’s Tribal Consultation Policy Instructions provide guidance and direction for FEMA’s implementation of the Tribal Consultation Policy.
Please contact the FEMA Tribal Affairs team to request a tribal consultation.