Module 1: Course Purpose and Navigation

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Course Purpose

Welcome to the "Working Effectively with Tribal Governments" Online Training Program, a White House E-Government and Technologies Initiative, with the Office of Personnel Management.

This training curriculum has been developed to provide federal employees with some basic skills and knowledge they can use to work more effectively with tribal governments.

In this course, you will develop an understanding and awareness of tribal issues and concerns. You'll learn how the unique status of Indian tribes and their historical relationship with the federal government affects government programs, responsibilities, and initiatives. You will also learn about the integral role of federal Indian policy in all aspects of working with tribal governments. Government-to-government consultation is a very important aspect of the unique legal relationship the federal government has with federally recognized Indian tribes, and you'll learn about this, too. To work effectively with tribes, you should be aware of not only historical and legal issues, but cultural factors as well. This course will also touch on some of these cultural factors.

Terms of Use:

This course is being made available under a single-user license that entitles only the user who registers at the beginning of the course to access the instruction, complete the training, and receive a certificate of completion. This course is not authorized for group or multi-person use. Access by anyone other than the licensed user is a violation of the license agreement. The course materials may not be excerpted, repackaged, or resold in whole or in part without prior written permission from: Emerging Solutions, Office of Personnel Management, 1900 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20415. It is permissible for the licensed user to print hard copies of the course for his or her personal reference.

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