Monday, September 10, 2018

TRUMP ADMIN: BRING BACK TERMINATION ERA to Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe

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Tara Sweeney, the recently-installed Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, issued a decision on Friday that paves the way for a reservation to be taken out of trust for the first time since the termination era. The victim in this age of self-determination and sovereignty is the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, whose homelands in Massachusetts are now on the chopping block.



But the People of the First Light aren't accepting Washington's dictate without a fight. An emergency council meeting is taking place at tribal headquarters on Monday to address what Chairman Cedric Cromwell described as an "unbelievably grave injustice.'

"We have been on this land for 12,000 years and we are not going anywhere," Cromwell declared after receiving the negative decision.
Key to the effort is legislation in Congress which would prevent the reservation from being taken out of trust. With the executive branch willing to walk away from any responsibilities, passage of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Reservation Reaffirmation Act appears to be the only hope for success.

STAY TUNED FOR THIS BATTLE

2 comments:

Not giving in!! said...

Who is the BIA to hold land into trust in the first place?? Like indigenous people don’t know where they’re from, where their ancestors are buried!?! Stand Strong!!!

Anonymous said...

OIL “spills are inevitable and cannot be cleaned up in icy Arctic water.”Tara Sweeney’s husband’s company is currently getting paid $15,000 a month to promote a natural gas project for the state of Alaska. Tara Sweeney has worked nearly 20 years for Alaskan oil and coal company Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC). ASRC leases millions of acres of land to Anadarko, Chevron Texaco, and BP for oil drilling, including all of their land within ANWR, and is currently looking for a coal development company “to explore and develop its coal deposits located on its lands in the western Arctic...SHES MONEY HUNGRY AND FAKE WATCH OUT MY PEOPLE~ SHE WILL RAISE WAR!