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Tribal Methodology

Tribal Methodology - Re-Engineered Annual Tribal Trust Evaluation Process

A new methodology and approach using 21st century technology to fulfill the requirement of conducting the annual trust evaluations on tribes and consortiums that compact trust programs under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act and pursuant to 25 CFR 1000.351

Pilot Tribes and Consortiums

Seals and Flags of Participating Tribal Entities

Nine volunteer tribes and consortiums have committed to pilot the web-based application and serve on a work group comprised of tribe/consortium representatives and OST employees to develop and test the new process.

  • Bristol Bay Native Association (Dillingham, Alaska)
  • Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation (Pablo, Montana)
  • Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon (Siletz, Oregon)
  • Kawerak, Incorporated (Nome, Alaska)
  • Muscogee (Creek) Nation (Okmulgee, Oklahoma)
  • Native Village of Tanana (Tanana, Alaska)
  • Oneida Nation of Wisconsin (Oneida, Wisconsin)
  • Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community (Scottsdale, Arizona)
  • Tanana Chiefs Conference (Fairbanks, Alaska)

Regional Meetings Schedule

RSVP not required; anyone is welcome to attend. The target audience for these meetings are tribe/consortium employees working on the following compacted trust programs: Agriculture, Forestry, Grazing, Land Titles and Records Office, Probate, Sand & Gravel, Social Services - Supervised Individual Indian Monies (IIM) Accounts, Appraisals, Rights of Way, and Real Estate - Acquisition and Disposals, Business and Residential Leases, Oil and Gas, Beneficiary Process Program.

  1. BIA Eastern Oklahoma and Southern Plains Regions in Okmulgee, OK - Hosted by Muscogee (Creek) Nation - June 8, 2016 - COMPLETED
  2. BIA Western Region in Scottsdale, AZ - Hosted by Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community - June 16, 2016 - COMPLETED
  3. BIA Southwest Region in Albuquerque, NM - Hosted by the BIA Southwest Region - June 23, 2016 - COMPLETED
  4. Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes in Norman, OK - July 7, 2016 - COMPLETED
  5. BIA Central California Agency in Sacramento, CA - Hosted by BIA Central California Agency - August 2, 2016 - COMPLETED
  6. BIA Northern California Agency in Redding, CA - Hosted by the Redding Rancheria - August 4, 2016 - COMPLETED
  7. BIA Midwest Region in Bloomington, MN - Hosted by BIA Midwest Region - August 30, 2016 - COMPLETED
  8. BIA Northwest Region in Portland, OR - Hosted by BIA Northwest Region - September 13, 2016 - COMPLETED
  9. BIA Tribal Providers Conference in Anchorage, AK - November 29-December 2, 2016 - COMPLETED


Tribal Methodology FAQs - OST 2016

Tribal Methodology Presentation - OST 2017

Tribal Methodology Tri-fold Flyer - OST 2017

ATTES Security FAQs - OST 2016

Letter to Tribal/Consortium Leaders July 22 2016

Contact Information

For questions regarding the OST Tribal Methodology initiative, please send emails to and your inquiry will be forwarded to the appropriate party. 

Please return to this page frequently for updates.  Thank you!