Indigenous Land Management in the United States: Context, Cases, Lessons

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Cornell, Stephen, and Miriam Jorgensen. 2011. Indigenous Land Management in the United States: Context, Cases, Lessons. In A Report to the Assembly of First Nations. Tucson: Grogan | Cornell Consulting.

This report addresses the status of Native lands in the U.S. It is divided into two parts. Part 1, “Overview of the U.S. Context,” reviews the history of Indigenous lands and provides an overview of current Indian land tenure and jurisdiction. Part 2, “Meeting the Land Management Challenge,” specifies the primary challenges facing Native nations in the U.S. as they attempt to manage their lands in ways that meet their own objectives and summarizes some of the innovative practices currently in use or being developed by American Indian nations. It identifies what we believe are key features of those practices. It also summarizes some of the relevant research on the relationship between control of Native lands and socioeconomic outcomes. Finally, it offers some recommendations based on the U.S. experience.

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