The protection and appropriate use of the Natural resources of the remaining Indian lands are of critical importance to the IAC and all of Indian Country. Protecting these resources is a part of virtually every project undertaken by the IAC. Some specific programs directed at resource protection include the Reservation Resource Planning initiative mandated by the American Indian Agriculture Management Act of 1993 and implemented by many tribes, some with IAC technical assistance. We have sought specific funding for this program for the past six years, so far without success.