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Continued: A new generation cares for ancestral land

  • Article by: NATE SCHWEBER , New York Times
  • Last update: August 30, 2014 - 4:30 PM

“Tribal land in the U.S. is about equal to all our national wildlife refuges,” said D.J. Monette of the wildlife agency. “So tribes really have an equal opportunity to protect critters.”


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