An on-going concern and respect for the environment has long been a tenet of native culture. As Chief Seattle so eloquently noted more than 150 years ago, "Man did not weave the web of life--he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself."
In Indian Country, it is said that work done today should provide a better life for the next seven generations. In keeping with that philosophy, tribes have made long-term investments in environmentally-friendly projects funded, in large part, by resources from Indian Gaming.