Our Nation has long recognized the sovereign status of Indian tribes. The United States Constitution specifically addresses tribal sovereignty by classing Indian treaties among the "supreme Law of the land", and establishes tribal affairs as a unique focus of Federal concern. Principles outlined in the Constitution and treaties, as well as those established by Federal laws, regulations and Executive Orders, continue to guide our national policy towards Tribal Nations.
In recognition of the special considerations due to tribal interests, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has adopted the following Tribal Policy Principles:
(Click on each principle to view supporting documents.)