REALLY, now that TRUMP is President, (don't say WE didn't warn you) here comes the concern about loss of federal recognition?
Where the f**k you been?
While THOUSANDS of us have already been TERMINATED via disenrollment. And tribes were wielding sovereignty like a cudgel to bludgeon the opposition, where was the concern?
Counter Current has this story up:
Saglutupiaġataq’s administration apparently began mobilizing to pursue the privatization of Indian lands as early as October 2016 with the formation of his 27 member Native American Affairs Coalition. The Coalition is chaired by “Cherokee” pretendian Rep. Markwayne Mullin. Like the termination policy of more than 60 years ago, the Coalition contends that impoverished tribes are saddled by federal regulations that stymie self-reliance and prosperity. Tribal lands should be privatized, it argues, so that American Indians can pursue development projects that lift them out of poverty.
The termination era of 1953 to 1968 shows us that tribal lands and thus tribal governments, peoples, and cultures remain vulnerable to the whims of Congress. There is a strong possibility that American Indians may soon be fighting against a renewed and calculated assault on their political, cultural and spiritual existence.
Be vigilant for ALL abuses, not just from our blowhard President. Stand up for THOSE who have been harmed by their own tribal councils.
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