State-Tribal Consultations

State-Tribal Consultations are an effective method for establishing and strengthening government-to-government relationships.

In 2011, the State of Colorado entered into an agreement between the two Ute Tribes of Colorado, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. In 2012, the Colorado Department of Human Services signed onto the Tribal Consultation Agreement, which is printed in full on pages 14-19 of the State-Tribal Consultation Guide.

Additionally, History Colorado, a State agency under the Department of Higher Education, conducts consultations with 48 Tribes with historic ties to the State of Colorado and the two Ute Tribes in Colorado.

Colorado's State-Tribal Consultation Guide

View State-Tribal Consultation Guide: An Introduction for Colorado State Agencies to Conducting Formal Consultations with Federally Recognized Indian Tribes