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The administration announced that it will give Native American tribes more say in managing federal and tribal lands as part of a plan. The plan includes assisting tribes whose land has been harmed by Climate change.
President Joe Biden and other Cabinet officials announced the plan at a Tribal Nations Summit. Biden also emphasized that he intends to protect the area surrounding Spirit Mountain in Nevada, known as Avi Kwa Ame, to the Fort Mojave tribe. They have been urging the government to designate the land as a national monument.
“I’m committed to protecting this sacred place that is central to the creation story of so many tribes that are here today,” Biden said at the summit.
The White House said that the three significant pieces of legislation that have been passed during Biden’s time in office have provided nearly $46 billion in funding for tribal communities and Native American people.
The Interior Department also announced that they will be awarding $115 million to 11 tribes that have been severely impacted by climate-related environmental threats. In addition, they will give $25 million each to two Alaska tribes and the Quinault Nation to help them with their plans to relocate their villages to safer ground.
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In addition, the administration announced they will work to bring electric-vehicle infrastructure to tribal lands as well as prioritize the replacement of diesel school buses with low or zero-emission vehicles or to help tribes buy or leave EV fleet vehicles.
These are incredible steps to finally doing the right thing!
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