The land is the heart of our culture. It gives us our identity…our place. We demonstrate respect for the land and its resources through our stewardship…the land in turn takes care of us. This ongoing relationship of reciprocity is the embodiment of true respect for the land.

Native American culture requires an active and demonstrated respect for the places we inhabit. Native people care for their land in a manner that reflects tribal values and supports economic stability – as well as meeting the physical and spiritual needs of the culture. We understand that nature is not separate from us or our care; we recognize that our actions have consequences as does our inaction.