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FEMA IS-650.A: Building Partnerships with Tribal Governments Answers

If a tribe is a subgrantee with the State for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding after a declared disaster, partnership with the State is important to ensure that: A. Potential tribal projects are identified and included for eligibility review.

The State will provide National Flood Insurance Program coverage to the tribe.

FEMA will guarantee funding of all important tribal projects.

The tribe is exempt from all cost-share requirements of mitigation grants.

During the Self-Determination Period, Federal agencies have: A. Acknowledged their support for government-to-government relationships with tribes through policy statements.

Determined that tribal governments are responsible for initiating access to and participation in national programs.

Negotiated treaties with tribal governments to facilitate partnership relationships and provide access to programs.

Established individual tribal governmental bodies to administer Federal programs separately from the States.

Most tribal people prefer to be referred to by: A. The term ‘Native American.’

The term ‘Indian.’

Their specific tribal name (e.g., Shoshone).

The term ‘Indigenous Person.’

The Bureau of Indian Affairs can support tribal participation in the Public Assistance program by: A. Providing information about tribal culture that will exempt tribes from PDA inspections.

Identifying BIA roads, schools, hospitals, and other public facilities.

Providing BIA Superintendents to serve on Preliminary Damage Assessment teams.

Identifying tribes that are not interested in participating in any Federal programs.

Select the item below that is a commonly held core value among tribal people. A. Family plays a central role in tribal culture, and elders are treated with respect.

Practicing native religion and preserving native languages are assigned low priority.

Assimilating into modern U.S. culture is an important objective in raising children.

Information is best presented in a clear, concise, factual, and objective manner.

One effective way to get the message about Individual Assistance to eligible tribal members is to: A. Call every home in a particular region.

Rely on informal networks in Indian communities.

Use conventional media outlets: regional newspapers, radio, and television.

Set up a registration booth at a tribal social event (such as a powwow).

One reason tribal governments show increasing interest in joining the NFIP is because: A. Participating in the NFIP eliminates the cost-share requirement in HMGP funding.

Tribes want to discourage potential developers seeking to construct uninsured projects on reservations.

Tribal people traditionally like to plan for potential damage due to natural disasters.

Tribes gain control over State and Federal construction projects that would alter water flows.

Which of the following statements is typical of predisaster conditions among many tribal governments? A. Tribal governments have the expertise needed to develop emergency management plans internally.

Many tribal governments currently lack emergency management resources and training.

Tribal governments typically participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Most tribal governments set a relatively low priority on protecting their members and their land.

To ensure that eligible tribal applicants have the opportunity to participate in the Public Assistance (PA) process, PA staff members should: A. Expect tribes to know whether they will be grantees or subgrantees in applying for disaster assistance.

Clarify State, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), and other Federal agency roles in addressing tribal damage to ensure that tribes are included in the process.

Apologize on behalf of other agencies that have overlooked the tribes to date.

Avoid dealing with State emergency officials regarding tribal participation and go directly to the tribes.

Determination about whether an individual is an Indian is made by: A. Individual tribes, who set an exact percentage or quantum of Indian blood as qualifying a person for membership.

Ascertaining whether an individual has any Indian ancestry’ancestry alone qualifies a person as an Indian.

The Federal Government’s Bureau of Indian Affairs, according to criteria set in the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA).

The individual’s declaration that he or she is Indian.

When working with tribal people, keep in mind that: A. Providing information you may already know, and in great detail, is considered courteous.

Telling another person what to do is considered to be proper and desirable.

Information is often shared in a rapid-fire manner, so listen carefully.

Elders are often uncomfortable speaking to non-natives, and sometimes won’t.

Tribes that receive sovereign government status, are listed with other similar tribes, and have a Federal trust relationship with the Federal Government are referred to as: A. Original landowners of former Indian territories.

In conformance with the provisions of the Dawes Act.

Recognized by the Federal Government.

Self-governing in compliance with U.S. Indian law.

Tribes may choose to apply for Public Assistance as either grantees or subgrantees. Which of the following statements is true? A. As a grantee, a tribe cannot receive any technical assistance in developing a Public Assistance Administrative Plan.

As grantees, tribes currently are exempt from paying the cost-share requirement, though that exemption is being challenged in court.

Once a tribe chooses one or the other status for one disaster, it must always choose that same status for future disasters.

As subgrantees, tribes often receive a portion of the non-Federal share from the State, but do not receive the grantee administrative allowance.

Which of the following could pose a challenge in building partnerships with tribes? A. Tribes have no interest in Federal resources.

Tribal boundaries often are not clearly defined.

Most tribes have no organized form of government.

Tribes may mistrust Federal Government representatives.

One policy originating in this period sought to break up tribes by removing children from their families and enrolling them in Government-run boarding schools far from home. A. Termination & Relocation Period

Allotment & Attempted Assimilation Period

Removal & Relocation Period

 D. Self-Determination Period