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ATSDR Office of Tribal Affairs

ATSDR and the Office of Tribal Affairs is committed to assisting tribal governments in meeting the environmental health needs of their people.

ATSDR's policy is to:

     Bullet Point Respect and honor the sovereignty of the tribes, the responsibilities and rights to self-governance, and the differences between tribal nations and individuals.
  Bullet Point Consult with tribal governments to ensure that community concerns and impacts are carefully considered before the Agency takes action or makes decisions affecting tribal communities.
  Bullet Point Maintain government-to-government relationships with tribal governments.
  Bullet Point Ensure ongoing communication with tribal governments, communities, and individual tribal members to define concerns about possible health impacts from exposure to hazardous substances.

This page last updated on December 15, 2003

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