Since time immemorial, the people of Turtle Island have cultivated a relationship with the land, its resources, and its other inhabitants. That relationship remains a unique feature of modern tribal governance, whether Tribal Nations were relocated or able to remain on their ancestral homelands. Today, land use policies encompass the physical location of a Tribal Nation and its members, the use of agriculture or commerce to support its mission, and responsible stewardship of its resources. For centuries, Tribal Nations were relocated to undesirable locations that were not arable or that had been contaminated, and the strength of modern self-governance allows Tribal Nations to demand better treatment for themselves and their lands. NCAI has and will continue to advocate for policies that protect the environment, support tribal self-determination in land ownership and use, and acknowledge the unique and irreplaceable character of the spaces that Tribal Nations call home.