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Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

The Eastern Band of Cherokee is a federally recognized tribe, and the only tribal nation represented on the Appalachian LCC Steering Committee. The Tribe is located in western North Carolina, holds approximately 56,000 acres, and consists of approximately 14,000 enrolled members.

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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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