Department Mission/Definition

The Mission of the Land and Culture Department is to identify, protect, preserve, restore, procure and manage the Tribe's ancestral lands, cultural places, cultural collections and practices throughout the Tribe's ceded lands and areas of interest.

The Vision of the Land and Culture Department is to support the Tribe in its sovereignty; becoming owner, co-manager, and steward of natural and cultural resources within its ceded lands and other areas of interest; and ensuring that our cultural practices are preserved.

Tribal Realty Office

This program provides important and essential services to the Tribe including 1) Land Acquisition and Disposal; 2) Federal Realty - This area includes the facilitation of fee-to-trust conversions and actions that require processing from the BIA such as leases, permits and easements;  3) Management of Tribal Lands; 4)  General Realty Services to the Tribal Government.   The realty program serves as the staff point of contact for all federal/state/county realty offices and serves as an information resource to the Tribal Membership.

Ceded Lands

The Ceded Lands Program provides services to the Tribe including Ceded Lands Acquisition, facilitation of government-to-government consultation at the leadership level, and performance of government-to-government consultation at the technical level, thus supporting Tribal sovereignty, protection of natural resources, the return of land to the Tribe, and intergovernmental relations.