Shared Use Agreements and Tribal Nations

Across the country, many Native American communities lack safe and affordable spaces for their children to exercise and play. 

This lack of adequate recreational facilities is one of several barriers to physical activity for Native American children.1 Shared use can be a practical and cost-effective strategy to overcome this barrier, but due to the intricacies of laws that apply to Tribal Nations, shared use agreements can seem complicated. This fact sheet introduces some of the legal concepts that are unique to Indian Country and may be relevant when entering into a shared use agreement with a Tribal Nation.

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