The chairman of the Three Affiliated
Tribes has asked Congress to help the North Dakota tribe prevent
its land and resources from being treated as public property.
Tribal Chairman Tex Hall says authority over the land needs to
be returned to the tribal government.
Hall recently told the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs that
federal laws and policies continue to interfere with the tribe's
ability to use its resources.
Hall says the committee should propose legislation that would
allow the tribe to adapt to environmental changes and manage its