HUD Tribal Directory Assessment Tool
HUD’s Tribal Directory Assessment Tool (TDAT)
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) unveiled a new and improved online data tool to help HUD, state and local planning agencies, and others more clearly identify federally recognized Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations, and Alaska Natives so they can consult with them on development projects in places that have tribal historic, environmental and cultural significance.
HUD’s announcement comes as the White House this week hosted the 2012 Tribal Nations Conference, a gathering of representatives from hundreds of federally recognized American Indian tribes, and Alaska Native Villages
HUD’s Tribal Directory Assessment Tool (TDAT) is an online database that contains information about federally recognized Indian tribes and their geographic areas of current and ancestral interest down to the county level. It lists names and contact information for tribal leaders and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPOs) allowing users to query by street address, county, state, and tribe. Information generated from TDAT can be exported in spreadsheet format for use in other programs.