The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Alaska District, supports tribal sovereignty and self-determination. USACE coordinates with tribes on many different levels throughout our various programs. Although tribal coordination may be done through any program, most tribal coordination at the Alaska District is done through projects in the Civil Works program, Formerly Used Defense Sites clean-up program and Regulatory Division. Tribes may participate in USACE projects at many different levels depending on tribal interest and potential project impacts to tribes.
Additionally, USACE is required under Executive Order 13175 and the Department of Defense American Indian and Alaska Native Policy, Alaska Guidance, to offer government-to-government consultation to federally recognized tribes when a USACE action could potentially affect tribal rights or resources, such as subsistence or cultural properties. It is USACE’s goal to foster trust and respect while enhancing communication between the Alaska District and the Alaska Native community.