ERIC Number: ED107403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov-15
Reference Count: N/A
The Land Is Our Mother. A Summary, Statewide Indian Land Use and Policy Meeting (Crow Agency, Montana, November 14-15, 1974).
Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Cooperative Extension Service.; Crow Land and Livestock Association, MT.
Summarized in this brief report are proceedings of the Statewide Indian Land Use Policy Meeting, a meeting planned by American Indians in response to their perceptions of constraints on effective management of Indian lands and one which drew 135 people, including representatives from every reservation in Montana and Wyoming. This booklet outlines: (1) concerns and situations which led to the meeting; (2) activities prior to the meeting; (3) pertinent participant comments; (4) follow-up activities; (5) resolutions; and (6) participant and resource staff names and affiliations. Representative statements are reported covering such issues as: Indian land philosophy; problems of urban relocation and imported reservation industry; responsibilities of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Indian people; loss of Indian lands via individual sales; Indian legal needs; tribal court capabilities; zoning; Indian jurisdiction; agricultural development; credit; Indian representation in government agencies; water rights; soil surveys; land use ordinances; policy implementation plans, etc. The resolutions which are reported call for Indian jurisdiction over lands within the boundaries of Indian reservations and the exchange of state school lands for public domain lands outside the reservation or legislation leading to Indian control over state school lands within reservation boundaries. (JC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Cooperative Extension Service.; Crow Land and Livestock Association, MT.
Identifiers - Location: Montana; Wyoming