Federal Land Management Laws are failing to protect sacred sites and Native land. The majority of these laws were enacted more than 50 years ago, with little thought or acknowledgment of the cultural and legal connections of Tribes to these lands. The Advancing Tribal Parity on Public Land Act and the Tribal Cultural Areas Protection Act seek to change that exclusionary pattern.
As Native people, we have an inherent right to the freedom of our religions, belief systems, and traditional ways of life.
These two pieces of legislation would advance the Tribal management of public lands and improve the protection of sacred and cultural sites.
We must act now to ensure Tribal Nations have the ability to protect, co-manage, and prevent the further degradation of these sites.
Join NOA and partners in a discussion on the Advancing Tribal Parity on Public Land Act and the Tribal Cultural Areas Protection Act and their potential impact on Indian Country.