Consent and Consultation in Genetic Research on American Indians and Alaska Natives
by Brett Lee Shelton, J.D.
Consent Among Individual American Indians in Genetic Research
Consultation Protects Individuals and Group Rights
Executive Policy Requires Tribal Consultation on Research
[e]ach executive department and agency shall consult, to the greatest extent practicable and the extend permitted by law, with tribal governments prior to taking actions that affect federally recognized tribal governments.Å All such consultations are to be open and candid so that all interested parties evaluate for themselves the potential impact of relevant proposals.
[e]ach agency shall have an effective process to permit elected officials and other representatives of Indian tribal governments to provide meaningful and timely input in the development of regulatory policies on matters that significantly or uniquely affect their communities.