Tag: dawes act
In celebration of Presidents' Day, ICMN is highlighting some of the best presidents for Indian country, including Richard Nixon and Barack Obama.
On February 8, 1887, U.S. President Grover Cleveland signed the Dawes Act into law, introducing private land ownership to American Indians.
Since 2013, the Land Buy-Back Program on the Navajo Nation has seen 11,000 landowners sell nearly 75,000 fractionated interests back to the Nation.
Trump’s mineral rights plan: “privatize” tribal lands that have oil, allegedly the scheme was the brainchild of his Native American Affairs Coalition.
Federal legislators are interested in knowing if the $1.9 billion land buy-back program form the Cobell settlement has worked in the last four years.
What’s been at the forefront of my mind is what a Trump presidency means for us NDNs.
With just 3 months to spare, the Obama Administration met—and exceeded—its goal to place half a million acres of land into trust for tribal nations.
Tanya H. Lee
A federal land acquisition program to benefit tribes will leave unrecovered 4 million acres of fractionated land interests when it ends in 2022.
Dr. Dean Chavers
The 1953 Termination or Bosone Bill passed under the radar without any consultation with tribes, it was possibly more devastating than the Dawes Act.
George W. Bush won the election of 2000 and spent much of his two terms in office "actively ignoring" Indians and other minorities.
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