indianz.com your internet resource indianz.com on facebook indianz.com on twitter indianz.com on Google+
ph: 202 630 8439
Native American Bank - Native people investing in Native communities
Advertise on Indianz.Com
Home > News > Headlines
Print   Subscribe
Audio: House Natural Resources Committee hearing on forestry

Filed Under: Environment | Politics
More on: 113th, bia, doc hastings, hnrc, house, itc, phil rigdon, senate, usda, usfs
   


The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing this morning to discuss tribal forestry issues.

Independent studies have shown how tribes are effectively managing their forest resources despite a reduction in federal funds and the addition of bureaucratic red tape. Tribal witnesses said they are successful because they have caring for the land since time immemorial.

"We operate modern, innovative and comprehensive natural resource programs premised on connectedness among the land, resources, and people," Phil Rigdon, the president of the Intertribal Timber Council, told the committee. "Our approach reflects the concept of reciprocity. If we care for the land, it will care for us. If we neglect our stewardship responsibilities, our lands and communities will suffer."

The committee wasn't considering any legislation but Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Washington), the chairman, noted that the House has passed H.R.1526, the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act. The bill requires the Department of Agriculture to place a priority on tribal applications submitted under the Tribal Forest Protection Act of 2004.

The Senate has yet to consider the measure. Hastings also said tribal forestry programs suffer from disproportionate funding levels.

No one from the Forest Service testified at the hearing. The Bureau of Indian Affairs sent Director Mike Black as its representative.

The hearing lasted about 1 hour and 25 minutes. Audio can be found on the Indianz.Com SoundCloud.

Committee Notice:
Oversight Hearing on “Tribal Forest Management: A Model for Promoting Healthy Forests and Rural Jobs” (April 10, 2014)

Related Stories:
House Natural Resources Committee sets tribal forestry hearing (4/9)


Copyright © Indianz.Com
More headlines...
Stay Connected:

Local Links:
Federal Register | Indian Gaming | Jobs & Notices | In The Hoop | Message Board
Latest News:
Native Sun News: Youth take on lead role in Dakota memorial ride (12/17)
Mark Trahant: NCAI launches new campaign against racist mascot (12/17)
Norm DeWeaver: Job market is a disaster zone in Indian Country (12/17)
DOI makes $9M in buy-back offers on Coeur d'Alene Reservation (12/17)
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes see success with two bills in Congress (12/17)
Boyd Cothran: Torture justified by treatment of Indian prisoners (12/17)
Rep. Gosar faces criticism over bill that benefits Hualapai Tribe (12/17)
Column: Tribal voices often minimized in environmental debate (12/17)
Column: Chief Cliff still an undeniably spiritual place in Montana (12/17)
Native activists in Brazil protest land bill with bows and arrows (12/17)
Shakopee Tribe funds Eastern Shoshone Tribe casino expansion (12/17)
Stillaguamish Tribe welcomes visitors to $27M hotel at casino (12/17)
Tim Giago: Think unity and fun at Olympics of Indian basketball (12/16)
Doug George-Kanentiio: War of 1812 solved nothing for Mohawk (12/16)
Karla General: Putting words into action for indigenous peoples (12/16)
Native Sun News: Native women launch business in Rapid City (12/16)
Steven Newcomb: US still holds colonial attitude towards tribes (12/16)
Southern Ute Tribe holds inauguration for chairman after run-off (12/16)
California supports non-Indian man in reservation boundary case (12/16)
Cherokee Nation court backs workers who lost jobs after election (12/16)
Menominee Nation declares emergency due to flooding conditions (12/16)
Two tribes in Michigan to rebury ancestors removed decades ago (12/16)
Opinion: DOJ marijuana policy in Indian Country raises questions (12/16)
Supreme Court rejects suit over Yavapai-Apache casino contract (12/16)
Appeal set in Pojoaque Pueblo Class III gaming compact dispute (12/16)
Santa Ysabel Band ordered to shut down online bingo operation (12/16)
Interview with Morongo Band chairman on anniversary of casino (12/16)
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community voters reject new casino plan (12/16)
Native Sun News: First Peoples Fund connects artists to economy (12/15)
Ivan Star: Being Lakota is something that comes from the heart (12/15)
Alex Jacobs: Nuclear industry leaves mark on Native community (12/15)
Congress passes bill with mine on sacred Apache land in Arizona (12/15)
Defense measure opens sacred site in Washington to the public (12/15)
Navajo Nation buys sacred masks from auction house in France (12/15)
VAWA jurisdiction provision poses special issue for Alaska tribes (12/15)
Senate joins House in approving $1.1T appropriations measure (12/15)
Column: Owner is the real 'obstacle' with Washington NFL team (12/15)
Cowlitz Tribe wins decision on casino land-into-trust application (12/15)
Nisqually Tribe reports no damage or injuries after fire at casino (12/15)
Mississippi Choctaws set to reopen casino after $70M renovation (12/15)
Rally in support of Menominee Nation off-reservation gaming bid (12/15)
more headlines...

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.