The near extermination of the bison (more often referred to ‘buffalo’ in Tribal communities), severed the commissarial relationship Tribes had with the animal. Imposed land use systems discouraged holistic land and natural resource management, and millions of acres were lost in broken promises made with the federal government. Sovereignty and the self-determination of Tribes has been undermined by State and local municipalities and threats to remaining lands, waters, and wildlife continue.
Ecological restoration and cultural revitalization are not mutually exclusive—for Native American people and Sovereign Tribes, they are intricately intertwined. Tribal Buffalo restoration has a wide spectrum, but the implications are extremely important for our communities.
Date and Time
Thursday Aug 4, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM MDT
Thursday, August 4, 2022
Noon – 1 p.m.
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
720 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, WY 82414