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Tribal Consultation Policy (New)

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Effective Date: 
January 4, 2023
Last Revised Date: 
January, 2023

Purpose and Summary

This new University Policy is intended to enhance meaningful dialogue between the University and Tribes in a way that informs activities and policies having a foreseeable impact on Tribes and individuals as members of a Tribe. In this way, this Policy effectuates ABOR 1-118 at the University.  Additionally, this Policy establishes oversight and training requirements.

The University of Arizona values its relationship with sovereign Tribes and is committed to honoring the fundamental principles of tribal consultation and respect required by ABOR 1-118 (“ABOR Tribal Consultation Policy”).  The reason for this new University Tribal Consultation Policy is to provide a framework for the University to preserve a foundation of respect and to acknowledge the cultures, traditions, beliefs, governance processes, laws, codes, regulations, and protocols of sovereign Tribes and also maintain compliance with federal, state, and local laws. The University acknowledges that laws, for example, that protect individual participants in research, may not adequately protect the interests of Tribes that may be affected by research.

Tribal Consultation Policy

* Please note that sections titled Frequently Asked Questions, Sources, Related Information, and Revision History are provided solely for the convenience of users and are not part of the official University policy.


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