Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DOI Secretary signs Historic Agreement with Citizen Potawatomi Nation

November, 25, 2013.
DOI Media Release, as published by the Native American Times, discusses the important agreement recently signed which will loosen "trival leasing regulations remov[ing] roadblocks to economic development, represent[ing] another step furthering tribal self-determination".

"“The Citizen Potawatomi Nation now has the authority to decide how it wants to do business on its lands, making it easier for families to do things like buy and build houses or open businesses in the communities where they have lived for generations,” said Secretary Jewell, who also serves as chair of the White House Council on Native American Affairs. “Today’s action encourages economic development on Indian lands, generating investment, new jobs and revenues. I applaud Chairman Barrett and Vice-Chairman Linda Capps for their leadership on this initiative and look forward to working with other tribes across the nation to maintain tribal sovereignty and promote tribal self-determination and self-government.”"


For more information about the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, click here.
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