Indian Forest; Land in Trust Philip Rigdon Yakama Nation DNR April 18, 2007 Indian Forest Social Economical Cultural & Traditional Traditional Hunting and Fishing Foods and Medicines Religious & Cultural Today’s Forestry Economic Development is Balanced with;
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April 18, 2007
John Marshall’s 1830’s Supreme Court
Cherokee Nation v. Georgia
“Domestic Dependent Nations”
This created a ward-guardian relationship between tribes and the United States.
Vision - gap between how Indian people envision their forest and how these forest have been managed
Gap in funding between Indian forest and comparable federal and private lands
Indian forestry is funded 63% of that for timber production on National Forest
50% compared to private forestry in PNW
35% compared to coordinated resource management on national forest
Lack of Coordinated Resource Planning
The need for better method of setting and overseeing trust standards for Indian forestry