Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Public Administration (MPA)


Public Administration

First Committee Member

Dr. William N. Thompson - Chair

Second Committee Member

Dr. Anna Lukemeyer

Third Committee Member

Dr. Karen Layne

Fourth Committee Member

Dr. George J. Busenberg

Number of Pages



This research paper outlines methods for American Indians’ and military land managers’ collaborative work of accomplishing resource stewardship aimed at achieving both the Indians’ “One Earth” and military “Mission Preparedness” postures. The research goal is to benefit military facility managers’ by providing tools to establish interaction programs with Indian Tribes and organizations. The paper provides a process framework, gleaned from on-going programs, directives, and policies identified by reviewing books, journals, and reports. A comparison of the process-streams from several programs was conducted determining steps recurring in the programs. These repeated steps form key processes for use by installation managers in starting and conducting government-to-government relations with American Indians. The research goal is to provide valid ideas, to be implemented leading to improving methods for conducting American Indian Interaction Programs, providing cooperative team management of military installation land. The process strategies are derived from reviewing interaction programs and research into cooperation, collaboration, and management strategies.


Indians of North America — Land tenure ; Land use; Military bases; Public lands


Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

File Format


Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas




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