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2 The National Park Service & Self-Governance 2009 Annual Self-Governance Conference Orlando, Florida

3 The National Park Service and Self-Governance A SMALL BUT CONSTRUCTIVE A SMALL BUT CONSTRUCTIVE PROGRAM PROGRAM Builds and expands tribal-NPS relationships Builds and expands tribal-NPS relationships Creates new partnerships Creates new partnerships Fosters new dialogues Fosters new dialogues

4 The National Park Service and Self-Governance Tribal employees do the work of NPS employees Tribal employees do the work of NPS employees Tribes work with parks for mutual benefits in conservation and development Tribes work with parks for mutual benefits in conservation and development Tribes establish a greater tribal presence on their ancestral parklands Tribes establish a greater tribal presence on their ancestral parklands

5 Olympic National Park & Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Elwha River Ecosystem Restoration Removal of two dangerous and outdated dams that made sterile, the Elwha River, the heart of the Klallam people Restore native species of salmon to the Elwha River valley

6 Olympic National Park & Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Tribal fisheries Tribal fisheries Enhanced tribal infrastructure Enhanced tribal infrastructure Restoration of plants, animals, fish, birds Restoration of plants, animals, fish, birds Support cultural traditions of the Lower Elwha Klallam Support cultural traditions of the Lower Elwha Klallam

7 Olympic National Park & Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Park and the Tribe share in the benefits of this precedent setting project Park and the Tribe share in the benefits of this precedent setting project On-going Self-Government agreements since 2002 On-going Self-Government agreements since 2002 Planning, design, carrying out mitigation measures. Planning, design, carrying out mitigation measures. $5.5 million in Self-Governance agreements to date $5.5 million in Self-Governance agreements to date

8 Redwood National Park & Yurok Tribe Self-Governance Agreements since late 1990s Self-Governance Agreements since late 1990s Current agreement expected to be renewed annually through 2011 Current agreement expected to be renewed annually through 2011 Tribe and Park share boundary and watershed Tribe and Park share boundary and watershed

9 Redwood National Park & Yurok Tribe Last year, more than $700,000 to tribe for Last year, more than $700,000 to tribe for Watershed restoration Watershed restoration Archeological site assessment Archeological site assessment Natural resource management Natural resource management

10 Grand Portage National Monument & Grand Portage Band of Chippewa Indians Fiscal Year 2008 completed 10 th annual funding agreement Fiscal Year 2008 completed 10 th annual funding agreement Tribe employees perform all maintenance operations at park with 100% visitor satisfaction. Tribe employees perform all maintenance operations at park with 100% visitor satisfaction.

11 Grand 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 In addition, Tribe has completed 42 additional special projects and do all design and construction planning

12 Grand 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 $350,000 Base increase to the park budget for administrative costs for tribal assumption of operations activities about $350,000 More than doubled with special projects, about $450,000 in 2008 More than doubled with special projects, about $450,000 in 2008 More importantly, all benefit from tribal expertise and increased presence at this park inextricably tied to its past and future. More importantly, all benefit from tribal expertise and increased presence at this park inextricably tied to its past and future.

13 National Park Service & Tribal Governments Tribal grants programs for cultural preservation Tribal grants programs for cultural preservation Tribal Historic Preservation Programs Tribal Historic Preservation Programs NAGPRA grants NAGPRA grants Youth corps programs at parks with or without ARRA funds Youth corps programs at parks with or without ARRA funds Internships Internships

14 Department of the Interior NPS Self-Governance Points of Contact Patricia Parker, Chief National Park Service American Indian Liaison Office 1201 Eye St. NW, 9 th Floor Washington, DC (202)

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