Tribal Co-Management of Federal Public Lands

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Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy Spring Symposium


The University of Arizona Law’s Arizona Journal of Environmental Law and Policy (AJELP) hosted the Spring Symposium on Indigenous Land Stewardship, April 6 and 7, at the University of Arizona campus.

The hybrid symposium brought together a diverse array of leaders from tribal communities, academia, the public sector, and advocacy organizations to discuss current efforts within the field of Indigenous land stewardship and its intersections with domestic and international law and policy.

[This session was from] of the third panel of Day 2 of the Symposium, entitled Tribal Co-Management of Federal Lands. It was moderated by UArizona Professor Melissa Tatum. The panel consisted of Craig Andrews (Hopi), Vice-Chairman of the Hopi Tribe and representative on the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition; Monte Mills, Director of the Native American Law Center at the University of Washington; and Majel Russel (Crow), Attorney for the InterTribal Buffalo Council. The panel discussed successes, challenges, and best practices in tribal co-management of federal lands as well as tribal co-management of animal species, both vital issues for Indigenous peoples.