Alert April 30, 2013

CFPB Releases Tribal Consultation Policy

The CFPB announced its policy for consulting with tribal governments about the development of new or amended policies, regulations, and programs that are directed at tribal governments or members. The policy addresses guiding principles (e.g., recognition of the unique legal relationship between tribes and the federal government), matters for tribal consultation (i.e., proposed new and amended policies that are expressly directed to tribal governments or members or have direct implications) and methods of consultation (e.g., outreach to exchange views about a policy or issue).