Vice Chief Larry Blythe has been elected to serve as president of the Board of Directors of the Inter-Tribal Timber Council (ITC). Established in 1976, the ITC is a nonprofit nation-wide consortium of more than 60 Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Corporations, and individuals dedicated to improving the management of natural resources of importance to Native American communities.
The ITC works cooperatively with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), private industry, and academia to explore issues and identify practical strategies and initiatives to promote social, economic and ecological values while protecting and utilizing forests, soil, water, and wildlife. The ITC works to promote sound, economic management of Indian forests, facilitate communication with forestry managers, collaborate with the BIA and others interested in improving the management of Indian natural resources, to assist in the establishment of natural resource-based business enterprises and to encourage the training and development of Indian foresters.
Others elected at this year’s annual symposium held in Warm Springs, Oregon were vice president Philip Rigdon of the Yakama Nation, secretary Theron Johnson from Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and treasurer Timothy P. Miller of Grand Portage Reservation Tribal Council.
– EBCI Public Relations