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Tribal Assistance

The New York Natural Resources Conservation Services is committed to assisting American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Tribal governments, to assist them in protecting and improving natural resources such as soil, water, air, plants, and animals. Each of New York's federally recognized Tribes has a designated NRCS contact person. In addition, there is a State American Indian Liaison to coordinate assistance for Tribes and individuals, and to facilitate communication between the NRCS and Tribes.

Federally and State Recognized Nation and Tribal American Indian Lands in New York State

Map of American Indian Lands in New York State

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Federally Recognized
Cayuga Nation
Oneida Indian Nation
Onondaga Nation
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe
Seneca Nation of Indians - Allegany Territory
Seneca Nation of Indians - Cattaraugus Territory
Seneca Nation of Indians - Oil Springs Territory
Shinnecock Indian Nation
Tonawanda Seneca Nation
Tuscarora Nation

State Recognized
Unkechague Poosepatuck Tribe (Unkechaug Nation)

For further information on these Tribes, or to find a NRCS Point of Contact,
please follow this link to the Tribal Contacts page.











2016 American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month Poster

2016 American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month poster
The Creator of the Land "Napi"  Full screen view

Each November, we take time to recognize the cultures, traditions and histories of Native people. Each year, NRCS works with Native American Tribes to create the American Indian/Alaska Native Heritage Month poster to celebrate the contributions of Native Americans to our nation and history.

This year’s poster theme is “The Creator of the Land "Napi", and features creation stories of the Blackfeet and Chippewa Cree Tribes of Montana.

View posters from prior years

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Emerald Ash Borer Threatens Cultural ResourceA closeup photo of a pair of Emerald Ash Borers

The emerald ash borer is an invasive beetle from Asia that destroys native ash trees. The ash borer has already destroyed millions of ash trees in New York State, surrounding states, and Canada. The black ash in particular is an important cultural resource for Native Americans and is used in traditional basket weaving.

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