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New Ecological Stewardship Report from First Nations Showcases Tribal Models of Culturally Appropriate and Values-Centered Development


April 30, 2019

Longmont, Colorado, April 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In a related companion piece to its recently released Increasing Ecological Stewardship of Tribal Lands, Natural Resources and Historical Sites publication (see April 18 announcement at, First Nations Development Institute (First Nations) today published Leveraging Native Lands, Sovereignty and Traditions: Models and Resources for Tribal Ecological Stewardship. In this additional report, First Nations showcases tribal models of culturally appropriate and values-centered development in which tribes are leveraging their lands and sovereignty to their economic, environmental and cultural benefit.

The report, written by First Nations consultant Marian Quinlan, culminates First Nations' two-year "Mapping Ecological Stewardship Opportunities in Northern Great Plains Native Communities" (MESO) project that was underwritten by Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies. The focus of the project was to facilitate the dialogue around and implementation of strategies that catalyze tribally controlled initiatives in ecological stewardship that are compatible with community tribal values and contribute to tribal economic and community development opportunities. The long-term vision is for tribes to capitalize on and regain control of their natural resource assets in a sustainable manner and to thrive in their communities.


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