Friday, August 10, 2012 – Tribes Taking Control Over Leasing Their Land: (listen)
As the month of July came to a close President Barack Obama put a pen to paper to make the Helping to Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership (HEARTH) Act a new law. It grants greater authority to federally recognized tribes to develop and implement their own regulations for leasing on Indian lands. What opportunities does this law provide to tribal nations and their citizens? How does this new extension of sovereignty play into strengthening tribal communities? How does this legislation change things for Native families who want to own their own home or tribal citizens who want to open up their own business? Guests include Bryan Newland (Bay Mills Tribe of Chippewa Indians) Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs/Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of Interior.
Featuring Bryan Newland, MSU ILPC grad (2007).