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PUBLIC LAW 103-177—DEC. 3, 1993 107 STAT. 2011 Public Law 103-177 103d Congress An Act To improve the management, productivity, and use of Indian agricultural lands and resources. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TTTLi:. This Act may be cited as the "American Indian Agricultural Resource Management Act". SEC. 2. FINDINGS. The Congress finds and declares that— (1) the United States and Indian tribes have a government to government relationship; (2) the United States has a trust responsibility to protect, conserve, utilize, and manage Indian agricultural lands consistent with its fiduciary obligation and its unique relationship with Indian tribes; (3) Indian agricultural lands are renewable and manageable natural resources which are vital to the economic, social, and cultural welfare of many Indian tribes and their members; and (4) development and management of Indian agricultural lands in accordance with integrated resource management {>lans will ensure proper management of Indian agricultural ands and will produce increased economic returns, enhance Indian self-determination, promote employment opportunities, and improve the social and economic well-being of Indian and surrounding communities. SEC. 3. PURPOSES. The purposes of this Act are to— (1) carry out the trust responsibility of the United States and promote the self-determination of Indian tribes by providing for the management of Indian agricultural lands and related renewable resources in a manner consistent with identified tribal goals and priorities for conservation, multiple use, and sustained yield; (2) authorize the Secretary to take part in the management of Indian agricultural lands, with the participation of the beneficial owners of the land, in a manner consistent with the trust responsibility of the Secretary and with the objectives of the beneficial owners; (3) provide for the development and management of Indian agricultural lands; and Dec. 3, 1993 [H.R. 1425] American Indian Agricultural Resource Management Act. 25 USC 3701 note. 25 USC 3701. 25 USC 3702. 'M