Tribal Affairs

KAI is a leading expert in tribal affairs, with a deep understanding of federal Indian law, tribal sovereignty, self-determination, and the government-to-government relationship between tribes and the federal government. With a team of professionals well-versed in the complexities of tribal governance, KAI offers strategic guidance to tribal nations, empowering them to assert their rights, uphold their autonomy, and effectively navigate legal complexities. KAI also supports federal agencies, state governments, and nonprofit organizations to effectively engage tribal communities, while honoring the governmental status of tribes.

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Fostering collaborative partnerships and facilitating culturally sensitive dialogue to support Native communities in shaping policies and initiatives that respect their unique needs and aspirations. Additionally, KAI maintains and regularly updates a list of tribal leaders of federally recognized tribes.


KAI regularly supports governmental entities to engage in meaningful and collaborative dialogue with Native American tribes, in a manner that respects tribal sovereignty, honors treaty rights, and ensures informed decision making on matters that may impact tribal communities.


Comprehensive analysis and planning related to federal Indian policy and tribal affairs issues, offering tailored solutions that uphold tribal sovereignty, honor treaty rights, and promote meaningful government-to-government relations.


Experience securing tribal IRB approval to collect primary data in tribal communities, while respecting data sovereignty and creating reflexive review processes.

Our Clients

Nez Perce Tribe

Case Studies

Change is only possible when there is cooperation and commitment. We partner with communities to leverage culture and resilience to affect change in Indian Country.

Tribal Engagement for Renewable Energy Deployment

U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs

Tribal Consultation Logistical Support

U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management