Office on Tribal Relations

Office on Tribal Relations

Tribal Consultation Policies

Tribal Consultation Policies

The Office on Tribal Relations shall assist state agencies in implementing tribal consultation and outreach activities.  In doing so, each state agency shall:

  1. Develop and implement tribal consultation policies to guide the agency’s work and interaction with the tribal nations of this state.
  2. To the extent practicable and permitted by law, seek input from appropriate elected or appointed tribal officials before undertaking any action or policy that will, or is reasonably believed to, have the potential to affect a tribal community or its members.
  3. To the fullest extent possible and to the best of the agency’s ability, integrate the input generated from tribal consultation into the agency’s decision-making process to achieve mutually acceptable solutions.
  4. Designate a staff member to assume responsibility for the agency’s implementation of the tribal consultation policies and to act as the principal point of contact for tribal affairs.
  5. On or before, October 1 of each year, review the agency’s tribal consultation policies and submit an election progress report with performance measures to the Office.  The Office shall make reports available to tribal leaders and legislators.

State Agency Tribal Consultation Policies



Administration, Department of (FY18)
Financial Institutions, Department of
First Things First (FY18)
Housing, Department of (FY18) 
Insurance, Department of (FY18) 
Lottery, Arizona State (FY18)
Real Estate, Department of (FY18) 
Residential Utility Consumer Office (Note: Pending changes and tribal consultation)
Revenue, Department of
Tourism, Office of
Transportation, Department of (Note: Pending changes and tribal consultation)


Agriculture, Department of (FY18)
Environmental Quality, Department of (Note: Pending changes and tribal consultation)
Forestry, Arizona State (Note: Pending)
Game and Fish, Department of (Note: Pending changes and tribal consultation)
Land Department (Note: Pending changes and tribal consultation)
Arizona State Parks
Water Resources (Note: Pending changes and tribal consultation)


Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) (Note: Pending technical changes)
Child Safety, Department of 
Economic Security, Department of (Note: Pending technical changes)
Governor's Office of Youth Faith and Family (GOYFF)
Health Services, Department of (FY18)
Veteran Services, Department of (FY18) 


Emergency and Military Affairs, Dept of (Note: Pending changes and tribal consultation)
Corrections, Department of
Governor's Office of Highway Safety (FY18)
Homeland Security (FY18)
Industrial Commission of Arizona (FY18)  
Juvenile Corrections, Department of (FY18)
Liquor Licenses and Control, Department of  
Public Safety, Department of (FY18)
Registrar of Contractors
School Facilities Board (FY18)


Legislative Day Archive

Theme: Public Safety and Well-Being
Registration: 336 signed in (exhibitors, NYK, pre-registered)
Lunch: 336 registered participants, 17 legislators
Exhibitors: 38
Tribes Represented: 15

Theme: Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Registration: 393 signed in (exhibitors, NYK, pre-registered), 160 no shows
Lunch: 371 registered participants, 4 legislators
Exhibitors: 41
Youth Groups: 14 (77 students and 18 chaperones)
Tribes represented: 14
Note from Tribal Food Summit: Food Insecurity in AZ and on Tribal Land

2016 RESULTS                                                                                                                    
Theme: Public Safety and Substance Abuse Prevention
Registration: 345 signed in; 126 no shows; 75 students, 24 Chaperones, 19 Volunteers
Lunch:  384 registered participants, 27 legislators
Exhibitors: 43 organizations (23 focused on Public Safety and Substance Abuse)
Tribes represented:  15
Signed in for Informational Session:  71

Theme: Health and Wellness
Registration: 286 signed in, 115 no shows, 14 Youth Groups (or 109 students) and 25 Chaperones.
Lunch: 239 registered participants, 32 legislators
Exhibitors: 36 organizations (26 focused on health and wellness)
Tribes represented: 15
Notes from Seminar: Culturally Sensitive Suicide Prevention

Contact Us 

Kristine FireThunder, Director
Governor's Office of Tribal Relations
1700 W. Washington St., Suite 235
Phoenix, Arizona 85007

Phone: 602.542.4426
Fax: 602.542.4428
Email: [email protected]