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  • Tribal Homelands and Brownfield Development

    Thursday, December 12, 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    West Hall A – Area B
    Learning Lounges
    Track 5: State, Tribal and Local Government Programs and Partnerships
    Indian reservations are the glue that bind tribal communities and protect their life ways, languages, cultural identity and use of natural resources. Brownfield redevelopment is a tool that enables tribes to exercise their sovereign governmental powers to develop laws to address contaminated lands that limit the use of quality of reservation lands and waters. However, EPA policy limits the use of brownfield programs with regard to areas designated as Superfund Site, effectively denying tribes the opportunity to put their limited land bases back into productive use.
    Richard Du Bey
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