Cultural Orientation and Working with Tribal Governments
Native American Cultures
When you are working with Indian tribes, it is critical to be sensitive to each tribe's history and culture. While some tribes are related culturally or linguistically to others, each of the more than 560 federally recognized tribes is unique.
However, there are some cultural attributes that many tribes share, such as:
- Respect for the natural world
- Elders and Children, and the Importance of Clans and Kinship
- Leadership and Decision-making