On February 1, 2005, governor Bill Richardson signed Executive Order No. 2005-004 directing 17 state agencies, including the Environment Department, to adopt pilot tribal consultation plans to address department operations and interaction involving New Mexico’s 22 tribal governments and their communities, and tribal members.
In response to this directive, NMED established a Tribal Liaison position within the Office of the Secretary. The Tribal Liaison coordinates and oversees departmental activities that may impact New Mexico Indian Pueblo, Tribe or Nation’s environmental resources. Additionally, the Tribal Liaison serves as a tribal intergovernmental relations resource within NMED.
|NMED State-Tribal Collaboration Act FY 2012 Agency Report|
|State Tribal Executive Orders, Agreements and Policy Statements:|
|NMED Tribal Communication and Collaboration Policy|
|Executive Order No. 2005-004 : Statewide Adoption of Pilot Tribal Consultation Plans|
|Executive Order No. 2005-003 : Adoption of Statewide Tribal Consultation Policy on the Protection of Sacred Places and Repatriation|
|February 1, 2005 - Press Release : New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson Signs Historic Executive Orders and Enters MOU with Navajo Nation|
|2003 Statement of Policy and Process entered into with the nineteen Pueblos, Navajo Nation, and Mescalero Apache Tribe|
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