Oneida Tribe Of Indians: Case Study

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The Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin is located in Oneida, Wisconsin. The Oneida Reservation was once approximately 65,000 acres. As of June of 2013, the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin owns 25,042 acres. Of these 25,042 acres there are over 10,000 tillable acres of which Oneida Farms rents 4,000 acres. The left over 6,000 acres are rented out as well as used by conservation or environmental programs.
Agriculture and natural resources that are available on my homelands are tillable lands that are used for agriculture, hunting lands, and nature areas that have berries and herbs growing naturally. We also have lakes, streams, and ponds where our community members can catch fish. Our tribe also has farms that house cattle and
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These monies are then distributed back into the general budget as well as the budget for acquiring land back. I believe more money needs to be spent on areas that promote community members on my reservation to hunt and gather food. I believe hunting, gathering and growing a person’s own foods teaches them respect for Mother Earth. It is not about trophy hunting or fishing when you are trying to put food on your table. When you hunt or fish I was taught all items of the animal is to be used so nothing goes to waste. The same goes for when you grow your own fruits and vegetables. If you are growing your own foods you are less likely to let those foods go to waste because you worked hard for that…show more content…
This is an added expense for a person who has to go to a butcher for processing. On top of paying for the processing the community member(s) have to pay for gas and the general wear and tear on their vehicle. Our tribe could partner with a butchering facility that could come on the reservation and maybe give discounted prices to the community members. This would be another way to lower costs for the community members who have to take their meats and fishes in to be processed. We could lower the foods costs on my reservation from hunting, fishing and gathering by showing our community members how to butcher/process their own meat and fish. A lot of our community members currently bring in their meats/fishes into butchers that are located off the reservation to have it processed. This would give our community members the knowledge needed to process their meats/fish without having to pay someone to do this for them. A lot of people can’t afford to pay for the processing so that is the reason some people do not hunt or fish in my
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