October 10, 2022 |The Conservation Fund | Land

Regaining Lost Land in a Empowering and Inspiring Way

In his August 2022 Native News Online essay, Cris Stainbrook writes:

“Land that was wrongly taken from tribes more than 100 years ago is often only returned if the tribes agree to adhere to someone else’s interpretation of what’s best for the land. There’s a better way to right an old wrong.”

As an example of this new and better way, Cris cites the Indian Land Tenure Foundation’s recent project in partnership with The Conservation Fund, which helped restore 28,089 acres of its reservation land in northern Minnesota to the Bois Forte Band of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe without any permanent obligations for the care, management or use of that land.

Read the full essay here.

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