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17 nerships. The partnering team has developed partnerships federal and local agencies (34). The ATSPT's focus is on policy with three tribes and respective stakeholders in the state. development, education, and capacity-building of member While this is a step toward creating a network, partnerships agencies. The goals of the ATSPT include the education of part- are sought individually with tribes, rather than one program- ners, the advancement of relationships and the development of matic agreement establishing working relationships among strategic processes and partnering (34). Participants of the all tribes and transportation agencies in the state. The follow- ATSPT include tribes within the state of Arizona, federal agen- ing paragraphs describe Arizona's efforts toward establishing cies including the FHWA, the state of Arizona, local govern- networks similar to those presented in previous sections. ments, and various other non-governmental institutions. In the state of Arizona, Governor Napolitano hosted quar- The ATSPT meets on a quarterly basis. In addition to meet- terly summits with tribal leaders in the state between the years ings, the ATSPT organized three State-Tribal Regional Trans- of 2003 and 2007 (33). These summits resulted in tribal lead- portation Forums between 2002 and 2003. The continued ers in Arizona expressing the need for a guide to be used by all meetings of the ATSPT provide a collaborative environment state agencies when consulting with tribal governments in among project stakeholders in the state of Arizona. order to facilitate the government-to-government relation- ships between the state and the tribes. Napolitano issued Exec- 3.5 Summary utive Order 2006-16 entitled, "Consultation and Cooperation with Arizona Tribes," which provides guidelines to all state The establishment of intergovernmental networks among agencies when consulting with tribes (34). The Arizona states, tribes and other stakeholders facilitates collaboration Department of Transportation (ADOT) adopted a depart- and is expected to promote success on transportation projects. mentwide policy for consulting with tribal governments on Facilitating and maintaining intergovernmental relationships September 1, 2006 (34). The policy commits ADOT to consult is challenging in cases where large cultural and institutional with tribes on transportation projects affecting tribal commu- differences are present. However, the establishment of inter- nities and assist in the capacity-building of each tribe. governmental networks can assist in the facilitation and main- The Arizona Tribal Strategic Partnering Team (ATSPT) was tenance of relationships. These relationships help establish a established in June 1999 to advance intergovernmental rela- collaborative environment among stakeholders and lead to tionships among the state of Arizona, tribes in the state and initiatives that may otherwise not happen.