Developing a Project: Indigenous Forest Owners

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 11:30am

Developing a Project: Indigenous Forest Owners

Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF), through the National Indian Carbon Coalition (NICC) and their partners, bring a cutting-edge approach to tribal working lands conservation that is respectful of traditional values, principles, practice, and cultural sovereignty. The primary objective is to apply carbon offset development methodology that brings dramatic benefit to the environmental, social, economic, and overall community well-being of participating tribes; a quadruple bottom line approach – 4XBL.

Bryan Van Stippen - Program Director, National Indian Carbon Coalition

Bryan Van Stippen is Program Director for National Indian Carbon Coalition, an initiative of the Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF) that provides education, training and technical assistance to American Indian tribes, Alaska Native Villages & Corporations, Native Hawaiian organizations and First Nations in Canada on the development of carbon credit and renewable energy projects on tribal land. A member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, Van Stippen previously served for seven years as Tribal Attorney for the Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Justice in Wisconsin where he was responsible for land acquisition and other land-related issues. He earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Computer Information Systems from Tarleton State University in Texas. Van Stippen is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law (J.D.); the University of Tulsa College of Law (LL.M. in American Indian and Indigenous Law); and the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (S.J.D in Indigenous Peoples Law & Policy). He lives with his wife and two children in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Bryan is a representative on the Voluntary Carbon Market Initiative Expert Advisory Group, a Legacy Member of the  Ecosystem Service Marketplace Consortium, and a representative on the Bipartisan Policy Center Farm and Forest Carbon Solutions Task Force.