Self-Governance: An Expression of Tribal Sovereignty

Self-Governance authorities provide Tribal nations the option to redefine their relationship with several Federal agencies. After negotiating Self-Governance agreements, Tribal governments assert their inherent right to self-rule by assuming control and decision-making authority over federal programs and resources that serve their citizens and communities.


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Welcome to our new site!

We are still uploading information and refining/adding pages, but you are welcome to start exploring the Phase I release of the new site. A number of  new features are available, including: a Self-Governance document library, new advisory committee pages, a Self-Governance map project, a timeline of key milestones in the history of Self-Governance and more.

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