Interior Advances Tribal Mining Policy Reformation

Secretary Haaland acknowledges historical injustices to Native Americans.

The Department of the Interior (DOI) has announced a number of changes to improve federal policy for Tribal mining. President Biden’s administration is interested in domestically extracting minerals for critical technologies, and 574 Tribal governments manage more than 95 million acres of land full of natural resources. However, the history of American mining has been tragic for Indian Reservations. The Interior Department intends for these policy changes to recultivate trust between the U.S. and Tribal governments.

“Too often in Native history, Tribal displacements, forced relocations, and other tragedies were driven by the expansion of mining,” said Secretary Deb Haaland. “We must acknowledge and remedy these injustices as our nation considers expanding domestic mining in order to produce the minerals that are necessary for current technologies and clean energy projects.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Secretary Haaland as she works with Tribal nations regarding mining regulations.
  • For Interior officials as they employ new approaches to crucial mineral mining.
  • For the president and his administration as they endeavor to resolve historical injustices.

Sources: Department of the Interior


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