The rules that govern oil, gas and mining on American Indian tribal lands are complex, and the tribes that seek economic development through natural resources face a range of challenges. In this report, Revenue Watch gives an overview of the issues and describes current approaches to natural resource management. The report also highlights the growing, and critical, role of tribal oversight and participation in efforts to secure the proper benefits of these resources for tribes and their members.
Grogan, Maura, Rebecca Morse, April Youpee-Roll. "Native American Lands and Natural Resource Development." Revenue Watch Institute. United States. June 2011. Article. (http://www.resourcegovernance.org/sites/default/files/RWI_Native_America..., accessed June 3, 2015)