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Kansas Kickapoo Tribe

The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas has been in its present area since the 1832 Treaty of Castor Hill where the Kickapoo lived near the Missouri River. The Treaty of 1854 with the Kickapoo Tribe ceded over 600,000 acres of land to the US Government but retained approximately 150,000 acres of land. The Kickapoo Tribe has a diverse workforce made up of over 130 professionals and technical staff members. Day-to-day operations include issues with environmental, health, road maintenance, compliance, financial, legal, gaming, and planning community growth.

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Haskell Indian Nations University

Haskell Indian Nations University (HINU) is the premiere tribal university in the United States, offering quality education to Native American students. Haskell’s faculty and staff is also predominantly native. Through the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP), Haskell has been able to create a pit pond that was modified to control the water level. Controlling the water level will help Haskell benefit the wildlife that pass through and/or live on campus. Besides creating another water source, Haskell planted some of the pasturelands back to tallgrass prairie.

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Klamath Tribes

We are the Klamath Tribes- the Klamath, the Modoc and the Yahooskin-Paiute people, known as mukluks and numu (the people). We have lived in the Klamath Basin of Oregon, from time beyond memory. Our legends and oral history tell about when the world and the animals were created, when the animals and Gmok’am’c – the Creator – sat together and discussed the creation of man. If stability defines success, our presence here has been, and always will be, essential to the well-being of our homeland and those who abide here.

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Shasta Indian Nation

The wilderness of northwestern California and southwestern Oregon, has been, and still is, the traditional homeland of the Shasta Indian people. Most traditional Shasta villages were located along the Klamath, Shasta, Salmon, and Scott Rivers, and their tributaries. The major structures of a Shasta village included the dwelling house (umma), a "big house" (okwa-umma), the sweat house (wukwu),and the menstrual hut (wapsahuumma). Each village was integrated into a larger band, each led by a headman.

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Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma

Modoc Tribe of Oklahoma is a federally recognized tribe headquartered in Miami, Oklahoma within the The ancestral home of the Modoc Nation, or Captain Jack’s Band of Modoc Indians, consisted of over 5,000 square miles along what is now the California-Oregon border. On the west loomed the perennially snow-capped peaks of the majestic Cascade Mountains; to the east was a barren wasteland of alkali flats scaling to the peaks of the Warner Mountains in the Sierra-Nevada range; towering forests of Ponderosa pines and shores of majestic bodies of water and rivers were to the north while the Lava Beds, now a National Monument, and the Medicine Lake volcano range to Mount Shasta formed their southern boundary.

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Upper Snake River Tribes – Ft. McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe

The Compact of the Upper Snake River Tribes will work to ensure the protection, enhancement, and restoration of natural and cultural resources, activities, and rights of the Compacting Tribes that are reserved by Treaties and Executive Orders, protected by federal laws and agreements, or are the subject of aboriginal claims asserted by the Tribes.

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Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation Tribes

The citizens of the Smith River Rancheria are a nation of Dee-ni' known today as the Tolowa Dee-ni'. They are governed under the Smith River Rancheria as a Federally Recognized Nation. Their Administration Office named the K'vsh-chu Administration Building is located in Smith River, California in the Pacific Northwest. Their Taa-laa-waa-dvn (Tolowa-Ancestral-Land) lays along the Pacific Coast between the watersheds of; Wilson Creek and Smith River in California and the Winchuck, Chetco, Pistol, Rogue, Elk and Sixes Rivers, extending inland up the Rogue River throughout the Applegate Valley in Oregon.

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