(BROWNING) –FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN 150 YEARS, NORTHERN U-S

NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES AND CANADIAN 1ST NATIONS TRIBES HAVE SIGNED A TREATY.

                THE TREATY ESSENTIALLY FORMS AN ALLIANCE WITH THE GOAL OF RESTORATION

OF THE BUFFALO, AS WILDLIFE, ON RESERVATIONS AND CO-MANAGED LANDS IN THE U-S AND

CANADA.

                LEADERS OF THE NORTHERN TRIBES BUFFALO TREATY WHO GATHERED IN BROWNING

YESTERDAY FOR THE SIGNING, SAY THE AGREEMENT GIVES THE TRIBES MORE  RESOURCES

AND POLITICAL UNITY TO MANAGE THE APPROXIMATELY 6.3 MILLION ACRES OF PRAIRIE HABITAT

AND GRASSLANDS.

                KEITH AUNE, THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR THE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SERVICE SAID,

THE TREATY IS A HISTORIC MOMENT THAT WE HOPE WILL TRANSLATE INTO A CONSERVATION

MOVEMENT AMONG THE GREAT PLAINS TRIBES.

                THE TREATIES STATE GOALS INCLUDE THE RESTORATION OF BUFFALO ON THE TRIBE’S

RESPECTIVE LANDS.   IT ALSO ENCOURAGES YOUTH EDUCATION AND CULTURAL RESTORATION

AMONG THE TRIBES.