USGS Office of Tribal Relations
The USGS has recognized the importance of Native knowledge and living in harmony with nature as complements to the USGS mission to better understand the Earth. Combining traditional ecological knowledge with empirical studies allows the USGS and Native American governments, organizations, and people to increase their mutual understanding and respect for this land. USGS provides information to tribes as part of our basic mission of providing unbiased scientific information to the Nation, and as part of the Federal Trust Responsibility to tribes.
The USGS Office of Tribal Relations has a Tribal Liaison Team that represents each USGS region/geographic area, scientific mission area, and the bureau as a whole. The Liaison Team continues building new partnerships and strengthening current partnerships with other Federal Agencies, Universities, and numerous tribes throughout the United States.
For further information contact the OTR Team.