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Tribes as Trustees Again

These article are a two part series that explore tribal use of conservation trust mechanisms to assert traditional native prerogatives on privately held lands in the United States. Part I (The Emerging Tribal Role in the Conservation Trust Movement) presents this role as an interface between two separate movements: the Native environmental sovereignty movement, aimed at protecting environmental resources located off the reservations, and the conservation trust movement created in response to the deficiencies of environmental law. Part II (Evaluating Four Models of Tribal Participation in the Conservation Trust Movement) seeks to develop the tribal role by evaluating four models of native engagement according to criteria important to both native and non-native interests.