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Science Can Help American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal Governments Manage Land and Resources

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American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments face environmental challenges in managing their land and natural resources. For example, climate change predictions indicate increased probability for more frequent and severe droughts in the Southwestern U.S., impacting the Navajo Nation. Contamination of the Meduxnekeag River in Maine affects the ability of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians to utilize the river as an economic resource.