State and local government planning and permitting decisions can have immense consequences for Tribes, impact their cultural resources, environment, and health and wellness - and their sovereignty. This project address how government-to-government consultation with Indigenous peoples at the subnational level can better promote Indigenous sovereignty and the health and wellness of Indigenous communities in the United States.
ELI, NATHPO, and Dr. Jamie Donatuto examine the effectiveness of Assembly Bill (AB) 52 and Senate Bill (SB) 18, two California laws that require state agencies and local governments to consult with California Native American Tribes. Including the critical perspective of Tribes, we'll provide recommendations and educational resources for making consultation more effective.
Project Fact Sheet:
Indigenous Health Indicators (IHIs) are community-based indicators of indigenous health specific to a Native American tribal community. IHIs provide a tangible evaluation method for a Tribe to demonstrate their respective health and wellbeing priorities, based on their worldviews and cultures. For more information on IHIs, visit the Indigenous Health Indicators page.