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California Coastal Commission Appoints First Native American

California Coastal Commission Appoints First Native American

The California Coastal Commission has made history with the appointment of Ryan Sundberg, Yurok, to its Board of Commissioners. Sundberg is the first Native American to ever be appointed to the 12-member commission in its 41-year history. Sundberg’s position is one of six requiring that an appointee be an official...
22 Grover Cleveland

22 Grover Cleveland

The day before Grover Cleveland took office as the 22nd president of the United States, Congress passed the Major Crimes Act of 1885, providing for federal jurisdiction over seven major crimes committed by Indians on their own land. The act came in response to Ex Parte Crow Dog, an Supreme...
34 Dwight D. Eisenhower

34 Dwight D. Eisenhower

Dwight David Eisenhower was a 22-year-old linebacker for West Point when he skirmished with Jim Thorpe during a 1912 football game against Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Thorpe, a member of the Sac and Fox Nation, was already famous, having won several Olympic gold medals and called the greatest athlete in the by...
42 Bill Clinton

42 Bill Clinton

Fifteen months after taking office, President William Jefferson Clinton made history by inviting tribal leaders to the White House. Of the 556 leaders invited, 322 attended the meeting, during which Clinton fielded questions about economic development, tribal sovereignty, health care, education and government-to-government relationships. The April 1994 event marked first...
43 George W. Bush

43 George W. Bush

One year before winning the election of 2000, George Walker Bush, then Texas governor and Republican frontrunner in the presidential race, championed for states’ rights, which he believed trumped the rights of tribes. During a trip to Syracuse, New York, in October 1999, Bush, already an adversary to Indian in...

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Tribes Seek Meetings With Interior Over Bears Ears

URL: https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/news/politics/feds-ignoring-bears-ears-tribes/