“The Douglas Indian Association envisions addressing public safety, economic development, access to Tribal lands and historic sites, food security, and housing for present and future generations through strengthening Tribal capacity and promoting the health, well-being and sustainability of its people and culture through improved transportation access and infrastructure.”
Long Range Transportation Goals
The broad goals developed in spring of 2013 were refined at a joint Tribal Council/Roads Committee work session in January of 2014. The long-range goals for the DIA Tribal Transportation Program are as follows:
Access & Sustainability:
• Acquire land and develop a transportation facility from which to operate the Transportation Program.
• Re-establish historic use of and routes to cultural sites and traditional territory through improving access and working with agencies to protect and maintain routes and sites.
• Educate agencies about the history of the Tribe and establish cooperative relationships with them regarding transportation access.
• Improve water/boating safety.
• Improve and promote maintenance and safe use of trails.
• Improve bicycle, pedestrian, and driver safety on the roadways, especially in school zones.
• Restore and improve access to and customary uses of cultural resources and Tribal territory for the economic well being of the Tribe.