Parks, Protected Areas, Ecotourism
Chief Big Foot National Memorial Park
Discusses this proposed park memorializing the Wounded Knee Massacre Site. Raises concerns about the propriety of such a park and the social disruption that would result for Sioux communities if the park is established. (Michele Lord, 1995).
Friends of Wissatinnewag
The Friends of Wissatinnewag are attempting to restore the Mohawk Trail. This site opposes the destruction of a Native American village and burial site on the Connecticut River in Greenfield, Massachussets. (1997-8).
Intertribal Sinkyone Wilderness Park Proposed
(Robert J. Paton, Fourth World Bulletin 9(Fall 1994/Winter 1995), 1995).
National Park Service, American Indian Liaison Office
Mission (shortened): To improve relationships between Native Americans and the National Park Service through consultation, outreach, technical assistance, education, and advisory services.
National Park Service, Tribal Preservation Program
The Program "assists Indian tribes in preserving their historic properties and cultural traditions."
Native Rites and Wrongs
The National Park Service at Devils Tower implemented a management program which would curtail rock climbing for part of the summer, when many native peoples come to the area for religious practices. A local tour operator took the Service to court but the plan was upheld before the Supreme Court. (Editorial, The Nation (21 July):4-5. Archive: NAE, 1997).
The Arctic Wildlife Refuge Also Protects People
About the potential impact of oil development on the Gwich'in people. (Will Nixon, The Amicus Journal (e-Amicus). Natural Resources Defense Council, 1996).
Timbisha Ask To Halt Briggs Mine
Don't know the year, probably 1996. (Timbisha Shoshone Tribe, Press release. Archive: NAE).
Uncovering an Ancient Pathway
Reports on efforts to restore the Mohawk Trail, which once joined Native American nations along the eastern seaboard (over 100 miles from the Connecticut River in western Massachusetts to the Hudson River in upstate New York). (Kenneth Wapner, Backpacker. Archive: NAE, 1994).