Some tribes are responsible for managing sizable forests and wilderness areas. As the weather dries out and temperatures rise, the threat of wildfires increases. Managing forests and anticipating the fire threat is a complex and sometimes controversial process. Fighting fires when they flare up is also a seasonal employment opportunity for many people from Native Nations. We’ll talk about the business and the constant vigilance for fighting fires.
Bodie Shaw (Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs) – Northwest deputy regional director of trust services for the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Issac Cawston (Colville) – fire management officer for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Kenny Jaramillo (Isleta Pueblo/Turtle Mountain Chippewa) – wildland urban interface prevention specialist at the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Break Music: King Eagle Side-Step (song) Pipestone (artist) Tribute To The Old Timers – Pow-Wow Songs Recorded Live