The INGAA Foundation has awarded a study contract to Tribal Energy Resources, Inc., (TER) for the development of a workshop focused on best practices for tribal engagement and Section 106 consultation. The workshop is tentatively planned for early October 2019 in Tulsa, Okla.
The workshop will serve to educate Foundation members on best practices or guidance to improve engagement and collaboration with tribes, aiming to examine federal engagement opportunities and consultation as defined under the National Historic Preservation Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, among other requirements.
The workshop, “Beyond Cultural Awareness: Integrated Best Practices for Tribal Engagement,” will build on the Foundation’s focus on relationships while also addressing the legal and regulatory aspects of the engagement and consultation process.
A Native-owned business based in Whitefish, Mont., TER has an unparalleled track record of working with tribal nations. This history includes cultivating long-term tribal-industry relationships and partnerships advancing pipeline projects throughout North America. TER’s executive and management teams include enrolled tribal members, a former elected tribal government representative and highly specialized professionals with close ties and connections with Native American, Alaska Native and First Nation communities throughout the United States, Canada and the Arctic.