Fish and Wildlife Service January 27, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Native American Policy for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Document Number: 2016-01615
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-27
Agency: Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or FWS), announce that we have established a new Native American policy, which will replace the 1994 policy at 510 FW 1 in the Fish and Wildlife Service Manual. The purpose of the policy is to carry out the United States' trust responsibility to Indian tribes by establishing a framework on which to base our continued interactions with federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native Corporations. The policy recognizes the sovereignty of federally recognized tribes; states that the Service will work on a government-to-government basis with tribal governments; and includes guidance on co-management, access to and use of cultural resources, capacity development, law enforcement, and education.