This dissertation is a qualitative investigation into Navajo citizen opinion on the need and form of a federal-tribal co-management model for sacred lands held in federal stewardship. The central question in this inquiry is, are co-management agreements appropriate for sacred landscapes management, and if so, how would they work? In other words, what are the issues, fundamental elements and core values of a qbest-practicesq sacred lands co-management model? This question is important because Native sacred lands protection and access are essential to reinforcing cultural identity and well-being, and revitalizing tribal communities. Across the United States, these places are being desecrated or destroyed at an alarming rate by commercial enterprise, public recreation, and political indifference. Native Peoples are also denied access to sacred sites for traditional subsistence or ceremonial purposes. This neglect of traditional Native cultural values in sacred lands management is referred to in this analysis as the qIndigenous values gap.qMay 2001; U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, Determination of Eligibility of Notification, 4/30/02; U.S. Department of Agriculture. ... 91Jack F. Trope and Walter R. Echo-Hawk, aThe Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act Background and Legislative ... 99 U.S. Department of Agriculture . Forest Service. Forest Service Manual 2720/2723.21 Religious Facilities/ Cemetery.
|Title||:||Native Voices and Native Values in Sacred Landscapes Management: Bridging the Indigenous Values Gap on Public Lands Through Co-management Policy|
|Author||:||Sharon Kay Milholland|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|