This Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Tribal Consultation Policy outlines the guiding principles under which DHS is to engage with governments of Indian Tribes. The DHS Tribal Consultation Policy is intended to be continually updated and refined to reflect our ongoing engagement and collaboration with Tribal partners.
The Tribal Desk within the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) is the designated lead for tribal relations and consultation at the Department of Homeland Security. The Department continues to improve our nation-to-nations relationship by working and consulting with federally recognized tribal governments.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Pascua Yaqui Tribe today announced the production of the first ever Enhanced Tribal Card (ETC) - designed as a Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI)-compliant document that formally recognizes tribal membership and U.S. citizenship for the purpose of entering the United States through a land or sea port of entry. The Pascua Yaqui are the first tribe in the country to issue an ETC.