Name: Talk: Land Rematriation with Buffalo Restoration is Reconciliation
Date: August 4, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MDT
Jason Baldes presents "Land Rematriation with Buffalo Restoration is Reconciliation," an in-person talk with a virtual option available. If you prefer to join us online, you may register in advance via Zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_chERPCVOTJqbS6blC5aKZw
The near extermination of the bison (more often referred to ‘buffalo’ in Tribal communities), severed the commissarial relationship Tribes had with the animal. Imposed land use systems discouraged holistic land and natural resource management, and millions of acres were lost in broken promises made with the federal government. Sovereignty and the self-determination of Tribes has been undermined by State and local municipalities and threats to remaining lands, waters, and wildlife continue.
Ecological restoration and cultural revitalization are not mutually exclusive—for Native American people and Sovereign Tribes, they are intricately intertwined. Tribal Buffalo restoration has a wide spectrum, but the implications are extremely important for our communities.