2The National Park Service & Self-Governance 2009 Annual Self-Governance ConferenceOrlando, Florida
3The National Park Service and Self-Governance “A SMALL BUT CONSTRUCTIVEPROGRAM”Builds and expands tribal-NPS relationshipsCreates new partnershipsFosters new dialogues
4The National Park Service and Self-Governance Tribal employees do the work of NPS employeesTribes work with parks for mutual benefits in conservation and developmentTribes establish a “greater tribal presence” on their ancestral parklands
5Olympic National Park & Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Elwha River Ecosystem RestorationRemoval of two dangerous and outdated dams that made sterile, the Elwha River, the “heart of the Klallam people”Restore native species of salmon to the Elwha River valley
6Olympic National Park & Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Tribal fisheriesEnhanced tribal infrastructureRestoration of plants, animals, fish, birdsSupport cultural traditions of the Lower Elwha Klallam
7Olympic National Park & Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Park and the Tribe share in the benefits of this precedent setting projectOn-going Self-Government agreements since 2002Planning, design, carrying out mitigation measures.$5.5 million in Self-Governance agreements to date
8Redwood National Park & Yurok Tribe Self-Governance Agreements since late 1990sCurrent agreement expected to be renewed annually through 2011Tribe and Park share boundary and watershed
9Redwood National Park & Yurok Tribe Last year, more than $700,000 to tribe forWatershed restorationArcheological site assessmentNatural resource management
10Grand Portage National Monument & Grand Portage Band of Chippewa Indians Fiscal Year 2008 completed 10th annual funding agreementTribe employees perform all maintenance operations at park with 100% visitor satisfaction.
11Grand Portage National Monument & Grand Portage Band of Chippewa Indians In addition, Tribe has completed 42 additional special projects and do all design and construction planning
12Grand Portage National Monument & Grand Portage Band of Chippewa Indians Base increase to the park budget for administrative costs for tribal assumption of operations activities about $350,000More than doubled with special projects, about $450,000 in 2008More importantly, all benefit from tribal expertise and increased presence at this park inextricably tied to its past and future.
13National Park Service & Tribal Governments Tribal grants programs for cultural preservationTribal Historic Preservation ProgramsNAGPRA grantsYouth corps programs at parks with or without ARRA fundsInternships
14Department of the Interior NPS Self-Governance Points of Contact Patricia Parker, ChiefNational Park ServiceAmerican Indian Liaison Office1201 Eye St. NW, 9th FloorWashington, DC(202)