Office of Environmental Management

Major Issues

"A dialogue to build partnerships and address transportation-related issues of concern to agencies and federally-recognized Indian Tribes"

Native American CoordinationNative American Coordination

FDOT appreciates the importance of consultation with all participants in the Section 106 process when developing transportation projects in Florida. To that end, FDOT remains dedicated to establishing and maintaining cooperative relationships between the Department and the federally recognized Tribes having cultural and historical associations with Florida. FDOT also understands that the foundation of successful consultation stands upon the following:

  • Recognition of Tribal sovereignty

  • Understanding that different cultural perspectives exist

  • Establishment of trust

  • Awareness of the value of traditional cultural and historic places