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Office of Tribal Relations

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The Office of Tribal Relations (OTR) serves as a single point of contact for Tribal issues and works to ensure that relevant programs and policies are efficient, easy to understand, accessible, and developed in consultation with the American Indians and Alaska Native constituents they impact.

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About Us

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About Us

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OTR leads the intergovernmental role for the Department with tribes. Efforts through consultation, coordination and collaboration support the preservation of the government to government relationship and enhance access to USDA’s various programs and services to tribes, tribal organizations and citizens.

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USDA Programs and Services

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USDA Programs and Services

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OTR works with tribes, tribal organizations and tribal citizens to ensure access to USDA programs and services and enhances delivery methods through various approaches to improve the coordination and effectiveness of federal programs, services, and actions affecting tribes, tribal organizations and tribal citizens. USDA works with various partners to enhance delivery of programs and services in Indian Country.

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Tribal Consultation

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Tribal Consultation

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OTR leads efforts for the Department including principal responsibility for the implementation of Executive Order 13175, “Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments,” including the continual refinement of the consultation process to ensure strong partnerships that will help preserve tribal sovereignty.

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Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs

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Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs

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Leads the Department’s effort to support and enhance government-to-government relations between USDA and tribal governments.

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Advisory Committee

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Advisory Committee

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Resources

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External Resources

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There are a variety of resources available to tribes, tribal organizations, and tribal citizens.

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Contact Us

USDA Office of Tribal Relations
Room 501-A Whitten Building
1400 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20250
Phone: 202-205-2249
Email: Tribal.Relations@usda.gov

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