Our program identifies projects that can “showcase” green economy mechanisms and serve as models to build and strengthen related projects.
We work intimately to help develop community-based sustainable projects as they become fully implemented and operational.
The Native America Program team understands the complexities within tribal communities and nations, as well as their relationships with outside entities such as the federal government and private corporations. We have a deep respect for the traditional lifestyle of many of our Native people and we are dedicated to protecting this honorable way of life by helping communities build sustainable economies that do not threaten cultural values. We recognize the tribal community vision and are dedicated to creating a respectful process between tribal people and conservation organizations. We approach our work in a culturally respectful way.
Our team also recognizes the complexities and dynamics involved in establishing successful community-based sustainable development and understands it takes time to see such projects come to fruition. The issues faced by our tribal communities have occurred over the course of several decades; we know that creating the foundation for long-term success requires years of planning. Because of this, we dedicate ourselves to few key projects and commit to helping them work towards their long-term goals. We continue to serve as advisors to projects we assisted since our program was established.
Our previous work has led to strong partnerships and collaborations with several entities and organizations. We are building on the work’s success to diversify community economic development portfolios.
The Trust currently serves as an advisor for various projects: