Tribal Policy Statement


Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


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Laws & PoliciesTribal ResourcesPublished   7/23/2003

SUMMARY: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) is issuing this policy statement to articulate its commitment to promote a government to-government relationship between itself and federally-recognized Indian tribes. The policy statement recognizes the sovereignty of tribal nations and the Commission’s trust responsibility to Indian tribes. The policy statement also establishes a tribal liaison position. Finally, the policy establishes certain actions specific to the hydroelectric program.

This document includes background information and discussion on how the tribal policy statement came about. The policy statement itself is on page 12-14.

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