Colorado Plateau Foundation: Empowering Tribal Communities
Tribal communities served by the fund include:
Ute Mountain Ute
White Mountain Apache
Home to 10 National Parks and 18 National Monuments, the area known as the Colorado Plateau Province covers 130,000 square miles of the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States. One-third of the Colorado Plateau lies within sovereign control of several tribes and interests of tribal communities of the Plateau extend far beyond the politically designated boundaries of reservations.
Pressure from energy development and unchecked growth threatens the Colorado Plateau environment and the traditional ways of tribal communities. Native-run grassroots initiatives are emerging as partners in dealing with these threats and the Colorado Plateau Foundation was established to help these community-based organizations respond to urgent and evolving needs.