ENVIRONMENT & NATURAL RESOURCES
"As Indian nations take more effective control of their own affairs, they’re doing innovative things, and the environmental arena is no exception. Here we’re seeing new intergovernmental relationships... and innovative tribal environmental policies and management practices."
–Stephanie Carroll Russo
Native nations continually work to address environmental issues impacting their communities. These issues impact not only their lands, but also their cultures, agricultural, and subsistence practices. Their traditional efforts around environmental stewardship are being reintroduced alongside contemporary actions. Some the these actions are being done in partnership with non-Indigenous stakeholders such as universities, local communities, and governmental agencies.