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How to Form a Tribal Conservation District

 

EXAMPLE TRIBAL CONSERVATION DISTRICT RESOLUTION

Federally Recognized Tribe Name

Address

Phone, Fax, Email

RESOLUTION 00-00-00

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE (TRIBE NAME) TO DEVELOP A LOCAL TRIBAL CONSERVATION DISTRICT TO COLLABORATIVELY UTILIZE THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) PROGRAMS AND OTHER FEDERAL PROGRAM AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO ADDRESS TRIBAL RESOURCE ISSUES AND CONCERNS IN THE (NAME OF AREA) CUSTOMARY AND TRADITIONAL RESOURCE TERRITORY.

WHEREAS, (TRIBE NAME) is an Indian Chartered Organization as defined by the Indian Reorganization Act of June 18, 1934 and the act of May 1, 1936, extending certain provisions of the former act to Alaska, and under its charter, constitution and by-laws, has full authority to act in the following:

WHEREAS, (TRIBE NAME) is the Tribal Authority established on January 11, 1940 for Kwethluk, and is recognized in the Federal Register; and

WHEREAS, (TRIBE NAME) recognizes the importance of addressing subsistence, environmental and natural resource needs of our tribal members through the utilization of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs and other federal programs and technical assistance to increase local traditional food sources and (name of people, i.e.: “Kuigglugmiut”) accessibility to the resources; and

WHEREAS, Technical and cost-share assistance provided by the USDA is most effectively provided through a Tribal Conservation District and long range natural resource plan; and

WHEREAS, (Name of new Tribal Conservation District, i.e.: “Kuigglugmiut Tribal Conservation District”) will have the authority to work cooperatively with other area agencies to develop a long range natural resource plan which will establish priorities, under which the USDA agencies will operate.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: The (Tribe Name) hereby orders the establishment of the (Name of New Tribal Conservation District), defined by the exterior boundaries of the (name of people) customary and traditional resource use territory and will enter into mutual agreement with USDA.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT: (Name of Tribal Conservation District) is empowered to enter into a Cooperative Working Agreements with USDA Agencies and other villages that wish to join, with approval of the (Name of Tribe), to carry out the Tribal Conservation District’s long range plan, and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, (Name of Tribal Conservation District) shall develop and implement necessary documents for establishing and governing its organization which will be reviewed and approved by the Kwethluk IRA Council.


CERTIFICATION

This resolution was duly considered and adopted at a regular meeting of the (Name of Tribe) called and effective this ___ day of __________ 2010 by a vote of ____ in favor, ____ against, ____ abstaining.


ATTESTED

 

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President                                                                                            Secretary

 

 


EXAMPLE ANCSA CORPORATION RESOLUTION

ANCSA Corporation name

Address, Phone, Fax, Email

RESOLUTION 00-00-00

A RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH THE (NAME OF NEW TRIBAL CONSERVATION DISTRICT).

WHEREAS,  a meeting of the Board of Directors of (ANCSA Corporation Name) was held on the (day) of (month), (year) at which meeting a quorum was present and voting throughout; and,

WHEREAS, (ANCSA Corporation Name) is a duly established Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Corporation conveyed land owner; and

WHEREAS, (ANCSA Corporation Name) recognizes the importance of addressing our customary and traditional fish and game resources and other natural resources gathered from corporation land through a corporate working relationship with USDA federal programs for technical assistance to enhance our traditional subsistence way of living in perpetuity; and

WHEREAS, (ANCSA Corporation Name) will have the authority to work cooperatively with the (Federally Recognized Tribe Name), lead agency with respect to natural renewable resources, other agencies, the tribal Natural Resources Departments, and boards or councils to develop a natural resource long range plan for the (Name of New Tribal Conservation District) which will work to promote priorities under which the USDA agencies will work to provide technical assistance for management of fish and wildlife resources cooperatively within the (Name of New Tribal Conservation District).

WHEREAS, (ANCSA Corporation Name) has the authority to rescind this resolution at its sole discretion with a majority board approval; now,

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, (ANCSA Corporation Name) in cooperation with the (Federally Recognized Tribe Name) hereby establishes the (Name of New Tribal Conservation District) and enter into a mutual agreement with (Tribe Name) and the USDA; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, (Tribe Name) and the Board of Directors of (ANCSA Corporation Name) shall develop and implement necessary by-laws to establish and govern the (Name of New Tribal Conservation District.

CERTIFICATION

Passed and adopted  this (date) day of (month), (year).

_________________________________                         ___________________________________
President                                                                                            Secretary