Bill Reinforces, Strengthens Tribal Sovereignty, Self-Determination
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Wildlife Federation commended the U.S. House of Representative’s passage of the bipartisan PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act. Introduced by Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Tina Smith (D-Minn.), this bill reinforces the trust responsibility the federal government has with Tribal Nations and upholds the commitment to Tribal sovereignty. The National Wildlife Federation urged the president to swiftly sign the bipartisan bill, which has passed both houses of Congress, into law.
“We fully support the reaffirmation of the federal government’s commitment to Tribal nations self-governance and determination,” said Garrit Voggesser, director of the National Wildlife Federation’s Tribal Partnerships Program. “This recognition of Tribal authority strengthens capacity to carry out on-the-ground work that conserves wildlife, habitat and natural resources on Tribal lands.”
The PROGRESS for Indian Tribes Act will:
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