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Facts about American Indian tribes and reservations
- There are 565 native tribes recognized by the U.S. government. Many others reside in Canada.
- In the lower 48 states, there are 310 Indian reservations totaling 55 million acres of land, plus another 44 million acres of native lands in Alaska. By virtue of size alone, these lands encompass untold value in natural resources, including priceless wildlife habitat.
Recent articles and conferences about tribal resource management:
- Articles in the December 2010 issue of The Wildlife Professional discuss: the tribal path forward to address Climate Change; the use of Traditional Ecological Knowledge; and Resource Restoration on reservations. Access these at: http://issuu.com/the-wildlife-professional/docs/tribal_issue
- On December 5, 2012, President Obama held the fourth White House Tribal Nations Conference of his presidency. With representatives from Indian nations, the President and his staff discussed economic and political challenges facing Indian Country and America’s trust responsibilities to semi-sovereign tribal nations. See the President’s keynote address at the following link: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/12/16/kicking-white-house-tribal-nations-conference?utm_source=121710a&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=daily
Bruce’s upcoming speaking events in 2014
- Montana Wildlife Federation annual meeting: April 12, Helena, MT
Life on the Rocks book events:
- Gallatin Wildlife Federation: May 16 at 7:00 pm, Bozeman, MT Public Library
- Stay tuned for posting of additional events
Websites of interest
Feeding the Problem: www.feedingtheproblem.org/
Visit this site to learn about the PBS film that reviews the disease issues surrounding the feeding of thousands of elk in western Wyoming. The film explores the social, historical and ecological impacts of Wyoming’s elk feedgrounds through stunning imagery and a powerful narrative. The film aired on Wyoming Public Television on November 3, 2011 and can also be viewed online at: http://watch.montanapbs.org/video/2055059649
Native American Fish and Wildlife Society: www.nafws.org/
This organization of wildlife and fisheries professionals (1,100 individuals and 225 member tribes) assists Native American tribes with the conservation, protection, and enhancement of their fish and wildlife resources. Visit this website to learn how the society coordinates inter-tribal communication and facilitates education in resource managment practices.
Greater Yellowstone Coalition: www.greateryellowstone.org/
The Greater Yellowstone Coalition (GYC) was founded in 1983 on a simple premise: An ecosystem will remain healthy and wild only if it is kept whole. Focusing its energies on this 20-million-acre ecosystem, the GYC has fostered public-private cooperation and educational activities to protect the world-class wildlife, scenery, and other natural resources that are national treasures. Roaming the center of the GYC, the Jackson elk herd is the subject of the book Where Elk Roam.