tag: treaties

Makah Nation
The Makah Tribe is one step closer to resuming whale hunts, decades after their last harvest.
Deb Haaland
Two tribal citizens are joining the Indian Affairs team at the Department of the Interior.
Joe Biden
President Joe Biden is making history with the first-ever White House proclamation on Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
U.S. Supreme Court
The nation’s highest court is running into snags that have plagued other institutions grappling with the ongoing health crisis.
Peace Circle - Grapevine, Texas
The Treaty of Bird’s Fort was the result of years of conflict and bloodshed between Native nations and the onrushing tide of settlers who later called themselves Texans.
Deb Haaland
“Water is a sacred resource, and water rights are crucial to ensuring the health, safety and empowerment of Tribal communities,” said Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland.
Stop Line 3
The United States faces an October deadline to respond to concerns about human rights abuses of Native people who are resisting the Line 3 pipeline on Ojibwe treaty territory.
Chuck Hoskin Jr
The federal government has never fully met its trust responsibility to ensure that all citizens of tribal nations have quality health care.
nativeamericacalling nac
Australia is paying out close to $379 million directly to Indigenous peoples who suffered from the government’s forced removal of children from families.
Aaron Payment
Advocating for our tribal nations and our people through participation in the political process is one of the most important choices we can make.
Muscogee Nation
The Muscogee Nation has repeatedly invited the Governor of Oklahoma to join forces and partner with us, but he refuses.
Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals hears oral arguments in Rosebud Sioux Tribe v. United States, a treaty rights case, on March 18, 2021.
Wounded Knee Cemetery
Humanity mandates decisions based upon mutual consent between the United States and Native Sovereign Nations.
Ernest Oppegaard-Peltier Stop Line 3
Ernest Oppegaard-Peltier, a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, addresses a Stop Line 3 rally at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Gina Peltier Stop Line 3
Gina Peltier, a citizen of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, addresses a Stop Line 3 rally at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Jean-Luc Pierite Stop Line 3
Jean-Luc Pierite, a citizen of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, addresses a Stop Line 3 rally at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Charles F. “Chuck” Sams III
President Biden is once again making history with his choice to lead the National Park Service, the federal agency that oversees millions of acres of ancestral tribal territories and treaty lands.
Alice Watchman and Leonard Watchman
“They’re just little victims everywhere,” a child abuse specialist on the Navajo Nation said.
'You Are On Stolen Land'
NDN Collective joins the South Dakota Education Equity Coalition’s call for public comment on the blatant erasure of Oceti Sakowin history in newly proposed social studies standards.
Harold Frazier
They have tried to exterminate or assimilate us and they have failed.
nativeamericacalling nac
South Dakota’s Department of Education drastically reduced the number of references to Native people in school social studies standards.
Ashley Bowers
The Klamath River flows through two states and the lands of several tribal nations. There’s not enough water to meet everyone’s needs.
Aaron Payment
The American Jobs Plan will bring an additional $12 billion in much-needed infrastructure to Indian Country.
U.S. Capitol
Lawmakers rejected a proposal that would have added $154 million to the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget to address a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Red Road to DC
After 20,000 miles and 115 stops across the country, a group of Native carvers and elders have finally arrived in the nation’s capital, bringing much-needed attention to sacred sites and tribal rights.
housefinsvc072721
The House Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance holds a hearing entitled “NAHASDA Reauthorization: Addressing Historic Disinvestment and the Ongoing Plight of the Freedmen in Native American Communities.”
Mama Julz: “We’re not going to stop this pipeline by prayer only. Prayer and action go hand in hand!”
“We’re not going to stop this pipeline by prayer only. Prayer and action go hand in hand!” Lakota matriarch Mama Julz said of Line 3.
Cherokee Nation
A year after McGirt, it remains the most important case in our lifetimes in support of tribal sovereignty in many generations.
David Hill
“Generations of Mvskokvlke (Muscogee) will always look to this historic day as a reminder of our remarkable past, our perseverance and survival and our inherent right to exist as a sovereign nation,” said Chief David W. Hill.
Land Back in Rapid City, South Dakota
Grassroots treaty rights events on Independence Day featured a peaceful but spectacular civil disobedience action.
Wilma Mankiller - 2022 American Women Quarters Program
The late Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, was a beacon for girls and women of all ages and all races.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
The Battle of Greasy Grass was over in an hour, but its legacy continues to this day.
Donna Gilbert, Julie Mohney and Charmaine White Face
A self-determination dispute at an Indian Health Service facility in South Dakota has come to an end.
President Joe Biden
An Oklahoma man has been arrested and charged after citing the Trail of Tears and the Muscogee Nation’s treaty when making violent threats against President Joe Biden.
'Death to KXL'
After more than 10 years of fighting, the Keystone XL Pipeline is finally dead.
U.S. Supreme Court
Tribes and their advocates are breathing a sigh of relief after the nation’s highest court protected a key Indian health care law from a Republican attack.
Stop Line 3
Law enforcement reported arresting more than 240 people for participating in a demonstration against a pipeline on Ojibwe treaty territory.
Mount Adams
The Yakama Nation is celebrating after a federal appeals court confirmed that the tribe has been right all along about its treaty lands.
Harold Frazier
This has been a long fight and there is much more to do for our people.
Medicine Wheel #NoKXL
It took over 10 years and three presidential administrations but tribes and Native activists can finally claim victory over the Keystone XL Pipeline.