Cherokee Nation leaders said the tribe’s first hunting and fishing preserve will be a space that can be enjoyed for generations to come.
Tribal leaders signed the “Fishing and Hunting Reserve Act” Monday, setting aside 4,000 acres of land in Sequoyah County where tribal members can hunt and fish. The act also sets aside hunting lands in Craig County and sets up procedures for maintaining those lands.
“We want to make sure there’s a law in place to help ensure that generations from now, when all of us are long gone, that this land is still here and useful,” Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.
The Cherokee Nation is also considering setting up hunting and fishing area on other parcels of land they already own.