Federally recognized tribes should brace for possible termination policy under Trump

Whether we like it or not, Saglutupiaġataq (“the compulsive liar” in Iñupiatun) is now president of the United States and Republicans control Congress. Federally recognized Alaska Native and American Indian tribes should brace for the worst, including the possibility that Congress may move to terminate federally recognized tribes.

The termination era of 1953 to 1968 involved Congress stripping tribes of their lands and criminal jurisdiction. The policy was thinly disguised as an attempt to lift American Indians and Alaska Natives out of poverty by assimilating them into mainstream society. However the real goal was to privatize and ransack American Indian and Alaska Native lands.

From the American Indian Relief Council:

From 1953-1964 109 tribes were terminated and federal responsibility and jurisdiction was turned over to state governments. Approximately 2,500,000 acres of trust land was removed from protected status and 12,000 Native Americans lost tribal affiliation. The lands were sold to non-Indians the tribes lost official recognition by the U.S. government….Public Law 280 which was passed in 1953 turned power over to state governments to enforce most of the regular criminal laws on reservations as they were doing in other parts of the state.

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.

Saglutupiaġataq has tapped Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke for secretary of the Interior, the federal agency overseeing the Borough of Indian Affairs. Zinke is a known fraudster with little integrity. Scientific American characterizes Zinke as a “mixed bag” with an anti-environment, pro-industry voting record. It is unlikely that he will be a friend to Indian Country or to Alaska Natives.

American Indian trust lands

American Indian trust lands

Some estimate that American Indian lands held in trust by the federal government hold as much as one fifth of the nation’s oil and gas, along with significant coal reserves. Saglutupiaġataq released his “America first” energy plan hours after being sworn into office. It states the following:

Sound energy policy begins with the recognition that we have vast untapped domestic energy reserves right here in America. The Trump Administration will embrace the shale oil and gas revolution to bring jobs and prosperity to millions of Americans. We must take advantage of the estimated $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves, especially those on federal lands that the American people own.

American Indian reservations are federally owned lands held “in trust” for tribes. The “vast untapped domestic energy reserves” referred to in Saglutupiaġataq’s energy plan are largely within American Indian reservations. These lands would need to be sold or leased to private sector corporations by the federal government in order for development to proceed. But first, tribal jurisdiction over those lands would need to be terminated by Congress and vested in states.

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.

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  2. Lance Kuwamura

    THAT is FUCKED UP they can’t do that can they? I pray that they can’t cuz I am 100%Alaskan native

    • NACA

      When you describe your original nation do not use their English language to bring out your originality . Use your true natural language of your original nation this is sovereignty. This alien and foreign white man rule of law has no jurisdiction,authority over sovereign pure red man blood. That’s why they created and innovated the federal Indians. As a federal Indian you can go and move in to any federal reservation,stay for a certain amount of time and do business as a member of that tribe . Open enrollment. This is how the pine ridge Indian reservation has been taken over by a lot of other tribal Indians. Mixed bloods, these are the ones the federal government is taking care of and now terminated these by fundamental public policy, persons other than 4/4 degree of Indian blood. These are US citizens and can not fight city hall. They have no standing. Artificial Indians are now state citizens, nobody,nothing just another person,resident,tenants of the states. Ask your governors and county commissioners.

  3. NACA

    Hau, we look at this U.S. system of collaborative governance as a powerful government but in reality the majority of these nations are in a stupor as to their sovereign status. How many are still original hereditary and still have their original hereditary full blood chief and head men? How many can interpret their treaties in their original language with out the interference from the national,international and American BAR Association Lawyers,ATTORNEYS and Judges?? THESE Can never get INVOLVED and TAKE OVER THE ORIGINAL NATIONS OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE.THE BAR ASSOCIATION CREATED THEIR JUDICIAL SYSTEM AND ITS CREATED FOR THE PERSONS OF UNSOUND MIND. THAT is why you have to Have a BAR CERTIFIED LAWYER TO ENTER THESE ALIEN AND FOREIGN COURTS. THEY ONLY HAVE JURISDICTION OVER THE CITIZENRY OF THE UNITED STATES. THEY DON’T have JURISDICTION over REAL ,FLESH and BLOOD INTRINSIC BEINGS AND THEY CAN NEVER MAKE A DECISION OVER THE LAND. THEIR Laws MAKE All NATIVES in the Western hemisphere INTO INDIANS AND DEFINITION OF INDIAN IS ( A MONSTER THAT CAN WALK AND DWELL ON THIS EARTH BUT CAN NOT OWN IT) SAVAGE, HEATHEN ,VILEST MISCREANTS,UNTAMED and UNTAMABLE creatures?? THESE are SOME OF THE BAD NAMES THEY USE TO DESCRIBE OR LABEL OR CALL US ORIGINAL INTRINSIC BEINGS WE ARE NOT WHITE, AS IT IS WRITTEN IN THEIR DOCUMENTS, TREATIES and OTHER WHITE PAPERS. REMEMBER, ALIEN and foreign White man rule of law! THESE are not LEGAL and Lawful IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE. IT CAN NEVER TAKE THE PLACE OF ORIGINAL GOD GIVEN LAWS. WE ARE NOT DUMB AND STUPID!! THE BAR ASSOCIATION LAWYERS,ATTORNEYS and Judges All TOOK A SACRED OATH TO DEFEND THE CROWN. WHAT is THIS OATH ?? WHEN THEY COME AFTER THE ORIGINAL NATIONS AND USE GENOCIDAL FUNDAMENTAL PUBLIC POLICY AND APPLY IT TO THE ARTIFICIAL FEDERAL INDIANS TO CONVERT AND CONVEY TREATY LAND INTO REAL ESTATE AND OWNERSHIP, THIS is FRAUD!! FRAUDULENT Conversion and conveyance. FRAUD vitiates any thing It touches. ARTIFICIAL Indians Can never Own REAL ESTATE. IS THIS WHY THEY CALL IT INDIAN COUNTRY?? LEGALLY and lawfully AMERICA NEVER HAD A RIGHT TO THE SOIL. THEIR OWNERSHIP AND JURISDICTION HAS TO BE PROVEN CLEARLY TO EXIST. JURISDICTION Can never be ASSUMED. THE INDIANS HAVE TO GIVE THEIR EXPLICIT CONSENT BUT THE INDIANS ARE NOT REAL. ESPECIALLY the FEDERALLY recognized PERSONS other than 4/4 DEGREE of Indian Blood. THESE are the ONES THAT ARE TARGETED FOR TERMINATION. BUT THESE ARE ALSO REAL FLESH AND BLOOD INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND THE ALIEN AND FOREIGN WHITE MAN RULE OF LAW CAN NOT APPLY WITH OUT THEIR EXPLICIT CONSENT. ARE You REAL flesh and blood INTRINSIC BEING Or Are you ORGANIZED PROPERTY OF THE EMPIRE . NAME and NUMBER. AMERICA and the BAR Association OUGHT To be ASHAMED of THEMSELVES, CREATING CORPORATION USA AND STEALING ALL PROPERTY OF NATIVE INTRINSIC BEINGS, EVEN To THE INTRINSIC BEINGS VERY IDENTITY . USING MECHANISMS OF THEFT BY DECEPTION. All ACTS Are PROHIBITED UNLESS AUTHORIZED BY THE ORIGINAL HEREDITARY CHIEF AND HEAD MEN OF EVERY NATION IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE. So, IF THIS FEDERAL TERMINATION IS USED TO END THE INDIAN PROBLEM, THEIR own BUREAUCRATIC government STATES that the INDIAN PROPERTY WILL REVERT BACK TO THE ORIGINAL GOVERNMENT WHICH IS THE ORIGINAL HEREDITARY CHIEF AND HEAD MEN OF EACH AND EVERY NATION, NOT THE ILLEGAL UNITED STATES. THESE BUREAUCRACIES ARE ALL FRAUDULENT AND THEY ARE HERE BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL PEOPLE ARE IN A STUPOR AS TO THEIR SOVEREIGNTY. COLONIZED?? AGREEING to SOMETHING that Doesn’t Belong to THEM, GOVERNMENTS!! YOU ACCEPT CITIZENSHIP AND GIVE THEM COMPLETE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE, EVEN To Your SPIRITUALITY. ADHESION contracts are Used to TAKE AWAY YOUR ORIGINALITY AND BY REPRESENTATIVES RULE YOU GIVE EVERYTHING TO THEM AND TAKE PART BY PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY. JOINING THEIR E PLURIBUS UNUM , FROM MANY, ONE .

  4. NACA

    Let’s welcome this termination and all will revert back to the original flesh and blood intrinsic beings of the many original nations in the western hemisphere . Federal is nothing but created and innovated artificial Indians on paper, name and number. Are our original beautiful intrinsic beings real flesh and blood or products of the Empire,property of the CORPORATE AGENT DONALD TRUMP. THE original hereditary chief and head Men of all of the MANY NATIONS IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE. IT’S Hard To Use THEIR ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND INTERPRET AND TRANSLATE IT INTO THE MANY ORIGINAL NATIONS LANGUAGES,THE WAY THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE MEANT THESE TO BE SPOKEN AND UNDERSTOOD. MANY And all ARE DISTINCT AND UNIQUE. E PLURIBUS UNUM , LOOK At This And YOU CAN APPLY IT TO THE FEDERAL SYSTEM OF COLLABORATIVE GOVERNANCE. ALL INDIAN TRIBES ARE CORPORATIONS , GOVERNED BY ONE FEDERAL BUREAUCRACY. FROM MANY ONTO ONE. FEDERAL RECOGNITION. THE END OF THE TRAIL OF THE FEDERAL INDIANS. THEY THINK THEY CAN ASSIMILATE EVERY ONE BY EDUCATION AND TERMINATE THE ARTIFICIAL INDIANS. BUT THE FUNDAMENTAL PUBLIC POLICY DOES NOT APPLY TO REAL FLESH AND BLOOD INTRINSIC BEINGS. THE NEXT ISSUE WILL BE, IF You are EDUCATED,YOU BELONG TO THE EMPIRE BY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, YOU are EDUCATED and THEREFORE you are not REAL, HOUR EDUCATION IS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, CERTIFIED,AUTHENTICATED and DEGREED. THAT is WHAT A DECENT PERSON IS. CITIZEN. NEXT , THEIR JUDICIAL SYSTEM AND THE JUDGE WILL QUESTION YOU, WHAT MANNER OF CITIZEN ARE YOU?? FEDERAL,STATE,COUNTY, TRIBE, COUNTY-TRIBE OR MUNICIPAL?? THESE are INTERESTING issues. THE JUDGES AND THEIR JUDICIAL COURT SYSTEM ONLY HAVE JURISDICTION OVER THE CITIZENRY OF THE UNITED STATES. THEY LACK SUBJECT MATTER, JURISDICTION,SOVEREIGNTY and EMINENT domain. THAT’S why THEY DON’T have JURISDICTION over REAL Flesh and blood INTRINSIC beings. HOKA HEY, TTINSYA NANJIN PO NINH LAKOTA PI HECCI. Federal CAN Never TAKE AWAY ORIGINALITY . THE Land and The BLOOD GO TOGETHER. NO White man rule of law Can EVER SEPARATE THIS.

  5. NACA

    Hoka hey, this is what we,lakota-full blood talk about. The interferences of the sacred way of life of the original flesh and blood intrinsic beings by the alien and foreign white man rule of law. These alien and foreign white man rule of law does not belong in the western hemisphere.these can never apply to the original hereditary intrinsic beings of all nations with out our explicit consent. We are not citizens of the British empire nor are we organized property of the Vatican. We are not immigrants offspring. Even the U.N. has no jurisdiction and authority over the real intrinsic beings. They are committing fraud by creating a universal United nations declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples. This targeted the offspring of the immigrants by their blood line. Ancestry, which is taxable by their empire standards. That’s why the Indians matriarchal blood line is eliminated by the multi racial roll which was completed in 1994 from there the federal government targeted the original hereditary red man but the sacred treaties were a hindrance as no white can enter a treaty agreement. That’s why the federal Indians are terminated. Too many using the health care that was meant for the real flesh and blood (Indian?) Lakota. This is why the United states government is stream lining their bureaucratic government. National debt ceiling. Eliminating the duplication of government services. Federal,state,county,tribes,County-tribes,municipalities. The reservations are terminated and the turned over to the state -county governments under jurisdiction of the states. The federal lands Will be turned into state land and this is how pres.donald trump will access the energy jack pot of. These Indian reservations in the U.S.. So where does that leave the. Original intrinsic beings. The full blood of each and every original nations in this western hemisphere are the ones to make any and all legal and lawful agreements concerning their ways of life. land,air,water and the Bio-atmosphere. The federal recognition of these created and innovated federally recognized tribes are corporations and they have just been terminated. Read the Cobell lawsuit, it ended on September 29,2009 . The Lakota, full blood only are the only ones that have a treaty rights. This was proven in the 1868 Ft Laramie treaty lawsuit, Elk vs USA. This treaty was affirmed as a legal and binding document between two sovereign nations and these tribal people, persons other than 4/4 degree of Indian blood were no longer recognized as sovereign people. They were made into state citizens using fundamental federal policy. Labeled by the s.d. State governor as nobody, nothing, just another person. Resident,tenants on state land . (assumption of jurisdiction??? Never!!tohani !! As long as there are Lakota hereditary chief and head men of the original seven council fires nation aka great Sioux nation this fraudulent imposition of jurisdiction will not happen without our explicit consent. Our original seven council fires nation aka great Sioux nation have our own God given laws to live by. Our grandpas and grandmas that were here before the immigrants came,that very same sacred blood is still here. Despite all genocidal tactics,policies and extermination. this blood and the land go together. The only legal and lawful government for all of these immigrants are the 13 unified colonies and their US constitution. Only 3 branches of government is legal. Legislative,judicial and executive. Where does the federal government come into play here?? A lot of citizens spoke on this and questioned it. Illegal 4th arm of the government. legally and lawfully, this federal government and authority belongs in the 10 square mile area called Washington city,D.C., IN THE JUDICIAL BRANCH. ITSELF IT IS NOT SOVEREIGN, And CAN NEVER ENTER INTO ANY TREATY AGREEMENT OR MAKE TREATIES. THE President can make TREATIES BUT FOR HIS CONDUCT, HE IS RESPONSIBLE TO THE ORGANIC US CONSTITUTION. IF HE DON’T, THEN HE IS LIABLE FOR TREASON. (OATH Of the OFFICE of the PRESIDENT of the UNITED States). Any JUDGE, BUREAUCRATS Or GOVERNMENT AGENT Who TAKES An Oath to uphold and defend the US constitution,WHO VIOLATES THAT OATH IS GUILTY OF TREASON, PENALTY is still death by hanging. THIS LAW HAS NEVER BEEN CHANGED! So, TO EACH AND EVERY INTRINSIC NATION IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE, GATHER YOUR BEAUTIFUL TREASURES, THE ORIGINAL HEREDITARY,INTRINSIC beings, THE Hereditary chief and head Men of EACH And every NATION, THE FULL BLOOD AND. IN YOUR ORIGINAL LANGUAGE LET US STAND TOGETHER AND SEND THESE IMMIGRANTS WHITE MAN RULE OF LAW BACK TO WHERE THEY WERE CREATED. THE EMPIRE. THEIR DEMOCRACY ORIGINATED IN ATHENS GREECE, THIS ACCORDING TO PRES. OBAMA, THIS IS WHERE DEMOCRACY WAS CREATED. OKAY, THAT APPLIES OVER THERE AND CAN NOT BE USED TO ILLEGALLY AND UNLAWFULLY TAKE ORIGINAL FLESH AND BLOOD BEINGS OF MANY ORIGINAL NATIONS LANDS AND THEIR SACRED WAYS OF LIFE. MATTERS of liberty, MISPRISIONS of perjury /TREASON have arisen. THEY Don’t have Any STANDING TO ENFORCE ALIEN AND FOREIGN LAWS. STAND STRONG AND FOR THOSE THAT ARE NOT FULL BLOOD , YOU are INDIGENOUS,FLESH and blood and YOU are SOVEREIGN NATIONAL PERSONAL POLITICAL POWER HOLDERS IN THIS U.S. Constitution. THIS is YOUR Government, Get Rid of the Federal government and BRING OUT YOUR ORIGINAL NATIONAL GOVERNMENT . HONOR THE SACRED TREATIES OF EACH AND EVERY NATION. THE CREDULITY, PRESTIGE and HONOR of THE UNITED STATES IS AT STAKE HERE. THIS WAS PLEDGED IN ALL TREATIES THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES MADE WITH ANY And all NATIONS. THESE TREATIES MADE WITH THE NATIONAL US GOVERNMENT AND THE INDIANS ARE SACRED COVENANT BONA FIDES AS THE MAGNUMOUS MYSTERIUM , THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE’ HONOR Was PLEDGED and MAINTAINED TO KEEP IT . THIS is the REASON why TREATIES Can never be TERMINATED OR EXTINGUISHED BY FUNDAMENTAL PUBLIC POLICY CREATED BY THEIR GOVERNMENTS . TOK’SA AKE, NACA SA I MATO MIYE YELO. MANH LAKOTA YELO NACA

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  7. Raymond Azure Jr

    THEY WILL OPEN PANDORAS BOX IF THAT DAY COMES…I HAVE TO SAY BECAUSE WE ARE THE KEEPERS OF OUR EARTH AND THE GOVERNMENT WILL FEEL THE WRATH FROM ABOVE!!!! SAY THAT THE

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  9. Lael White

    Speaking of coalitions that could encourage resource utilization by tribes on tribal land, versus pipelines etc ploughing through native land and other magnificent and sacred land: Have any of you heard of the organization Backbone Campaign? Political climate might not be favorable now, but ckeck it out, their book, Solutionary Rail. Using the existing rail routes and electrifying them with a variety of renewable energy sources that could supply jobs in infrastructure and money and energy for communities along the rail route. They want to start with the northern corridore… Seattle to Chicago…It is a great idea, has been done before, is being done in europe, would require a huge investment and prior further study, but would steer us away from fossil fuels and land degradation, and develop better transportation at same time. Trump talking about infrastructure, jobs, is all about fossil fuel industry carving out our lands for their profits. This continuing activity will kill us all, along with many creatures, our waters, our earth. Backbone Campaign. We stand with Standing Rock and against Kinder Morgan, XL pipe and all other big oil projects that are pillaging the earth for profits to the hands of the very few already hideously wealthy.

    • Spirit Lonewolf

      I honestly hope that Trump put an end to this show. That’s right, I called it a show. One big $5 Indian show. These so-called “Native Americans” don’t fit the description of the Original Indigenous/Aboriginal Inhabitants of the Americas found here by the Europeans and they don’t fit the 1828 Webster’s Dictionary definition of “American” either. Even the ancient artifacts and paintings don’t look like these frauds claiming to be the Aboriginal People of the Americas. We true American Indians have returned. Their “African-American” paper genocide attempt was unsuccessful. So yes, they oughta’ brace themselves because there are three things which cannot be hidden. The Sun, The Moon and The Truth.

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  11. Whanga

    First Natives lived on the land before the English men found it. It was nothing but native culture. Im an Alaskan Native. Why is “Tramp” trying to do this? For what reason? What did we Natives do wrong to him? Absolutely nothing. And this is what we get? Pathetic fake ### President! No one deserves any of this!

    • Lael White

      He cares for none of us. He has also been described as having “malignant narcissism”. Not unlike other horrible leaders past and current. We must fight. But they have the upper hand so be careful.

  12. I can’t help but worry how far the new administration will go to pursue their riches! After all this is the reason we were colonized in the first place!

  13. Wolf Froit

    This is so wrong on so many levels and a crime on so many levels! A blagent attack on the native American tribes and people in in general!

  14. Tom

    So, let me get this, youre saying Trump , while RUNNING for office, formed a Native American Affairs Coa . in October of 2016…I dont think so !

  15. Maia Mikhaili

    I shudder to think about this, but you know someone in the government has and is thinking about this.

    Trump said he was “willing to renegotiate these ( Keystone Pipline and DAPL) on our terms.”

  16. We must stand with the Native Americans to protect their land and their rights. I am utterly ashamed and disgusted at the lack of regard for the people who were disenfranchised then and now.

  17. LH

    What can concerned citizens of this country do to support our friends in the Native American communities? Please point people like me in the right direction. I want to stay informed and provide assistance.

    • NACA

      You as sovereign personal political power holders need to take your government back and honor all the treaties made with your national government, put the fraudulent federal government back into the judicial branch of the national government and eliminate the federal bureaucracy, agencies and sub departments. The credulity of your government is at stake here. The prestige, integrity and honor was pledged. The Lakota pledged the credulity, integrity and honor of the magnimus mysterium , creator of the universe, tunka sila wakan tanka . This is why this is a covenant bona fides, not a social contract. These are legal binding document between two sovereign nations. This is why the created and innovated federally recognized tribes are corporations and they don’t have any treaty rights. Since 1934 INDIAN REORGANIZATION ACT GOVERNMENT, WHEELER HOWARD ACT. THIS is FRAUDULENT conversion and conveyance. REAL Flesh and blood People INTO ARTIFICIAL FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED INDIANS. NON INDIAN CAN NOT OWN INDIAN LAND, PROPERTY and is Subject To CAPSTONE doctrine, EMINENT DOMAIN. MISPRISION Of PERJURY /TREASON Has ARISEN. WAKE up BEFORE you Are IMPRISONED in a CONCENTRATION CAMP. NDAA SPECIFICALLY STATES ANY PERSONS THAT ARE ANTI GOVERNMENT CAN BE DETAINED INDEFINITELY WITHOUT DUE PROCESS. (DOMESTIC TERRORISM??) BEWARE. FEDERAL government is OUT of CONTROL. THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION AND THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN SUED, THEIR ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE HAS BEEN FROZEN AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS LEFT LIKE FLAPPING IN THE WIND TO DO WHAT IT IS DOING TODAY. CREATING CHAOS AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER WILL TAKE OVER AND BRING ORDER OUT OF CHAOS. ELIMINATE THE U.S. Constitution and All TREATIES and BRING IN THE NORTH AMERICAN UNION WITH THEIR NEW CURRENCY, THE AMERO. KIKTA PO. LAKOTA KI TOKIA IALAPI HWO. NANJIN HIYAYAW NANHAN WONAICINJIN WANNIN KACGAPO, TTOH HANI NIN WASICUPI SNI YELO. HE EKTUNJAPI SNI YO. HECETU KCESS EHANI ITE SAN HENINCA KCCA YELO. HO HECETU YDLO, SA I MAGO MIYE YELO

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  19. Clint sinclair

    As a native who has fought to prove my and my sons heritage for most of our lives I think we as natives should look at this objectively . No it don’t seem trump is supporting our natives by stopping the pipeline . However we have legal rights . I trust in our legal system to protect us. I trust our elders and councils to fight for us . The road may not be easy but we will win this . We can expect the worst and hope for the best . We are native . We do t quit .

    • Gabriel

      Clint, Lets be real a bit here. Fight what? Did you physically have to fight to be who you are? or “Prove” to be Native? for what? so you can get paid? or did you mean “We must fight for our Land!” .. You mean the already allotted land the United States Government gave to the native people because they chose to? LOL ..gimme a break.. and you can drop the “This was my land first” speech.. You physically were not here at that time, we are all here now celebrating our heritage in our own way and working our asses off working to make a better life for ourselves just like everyone else..
      On a separate note, I have met a lot of great Natives, Native families, extended native families, have a beautiful Native partner in life and I cant help but notice… What kind of “Heritage” is there to hold onto? I mean, i know every native I have met is REAL PROUD to be native and have “Their land” and ancestors. (Don’t we all have ancestors though?) but what beyond that? ..What, appreciate nature from the confines of your government allotted trailer while watching HBO from your cell phone? Then jumping out in your newest used vehicle that works to the nearest gas station to grab some Fry Bread? All I see on every “Rez” is an abundance of impoverished homes/ trailer homes with loads of broken down cars and junk where family teases and fights each other from time to time (that’s because they “care”) while teens are being young mothers. The real life culture on the rez is not encouraging for true growth at all. I ask what they do for a living and its always “between Jobs” (aka, collecting the gov check) or they work at the local casino or the next best labor job that is available.. or my favorite is the go “Make a Raise” real quick.
      I always get the feeling of a lack of drive they have to really do anything with their lives or grow outside their comfort zone. And don’t want forget about the native “Justice system” which entitles some tribes to have their own court system which is a joke mostly. I have personally seen an abundance of pedophiles get away with doing what they do best without any real punishment along with any accountability for their behavior because they are “Native”.
      I know the Elders of Native tribes do remember a time without the “white man” and had a way of life, but let’s face it, the millennials and the newer Snowflake generations overall don’t care as much about the past compared to what is going on Facebook, TV and their lives, that will never change, just them becoming more “American” as anyone.

      I am all for Natives celebrating their heritage just like everyone else’s gatherings and dances that mean something but it seems it has been taken advantage of and it is just a pass for free money to help sit on their ass do nothing to contribute to the larger current society. Who knows, maybe forcing personal accountability to be a part of a “Nation of Immigrants” and learning to take care of oneself and family will actually bring real pride and integrity back into the native community.

      • Dee Mooney

        Dear “Gabriel”. You forgot to add:
        “Native American Culture and History: Overrated! Sad!”
        Fixed it for you.

        • georgianna brown

          thats very rude to state that an individual ,native american -or hispanic ,angelo saxon,african a
          merican could be overrated -when did the rating system come into play and what system is being applied and by whos standards

      • Val

        Unfortunately I don’t have time to extensively comment right now Gabriel. You hateful, disrespectful, and ignorant generalizations about a diverse peoples disguists and enrages me. You have been poisoned with colonizer mentality. I hope someone else has the time to write a rebuttal.

        • Gabriel

          I knew my reply would enrage, but l like to really think about things before I jump on the band wagon. I hope someone can provide real information on more than just “the right for land” to justify the real behavior of a lot of the culture now. I’m sure I’m not the only one that sees this and will say anything… of course what I’m saying is not PC and is not openly talked about because that would be “disgraceful” to a proud people.

          ..do you have any real experience and information that would refute my statements about contributing to current society more than taking from it?

    • Jake Germaan

      Clint, as an attorney licensed to practice in various tribal courts and with a fairly thorough knowledge of Indian law, Congress has plenary power to do exactly what the author fears. They hold Indian Country in trust and may strip it from natives if they like. An awful truth, and one that should be fought hard.

      • NACA

        Fraudulent conversion and conveyance!! Fraud vitiates any thing it touches. Federal and national democracy is fraud . There is no equality in America. Especially for the original intrinsic beings. We are not the public.we are flesh and blood and the empire lacks subject matter, jurisdiction,sovereignty.

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  21. jerry Thomas El

    You have an opportunity. You have the opportunity to tell the truth before the Stars realign and make truth be known. African Americans the so-called Blacks are aborigine. Our presence has always been known from the beginning of civilization on the North and South American continents. Only the truth can restore order as we operate under a fictitious government. you have an opportunity to have a seat at the table. Repent

    • I never saw any black people in photos of Wounded Knee or at the last Wounded Knee either. I never saw any in the history books with the tribes. The only ones around were the freedmen who were slaves before the Treaty of 1866 made them tribal members.

  22. Julie Trowbridge

    We would be wiping out more native peoples. This should not be allowed

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  24. Michael Dennis Trerotola

    I believe that we cannot afford to behave like scared children with our fingers in our ears whistling in the dark in order to avoid a possible dark and scary reality. We are ONE NATION, ONE PEOPLE. What negatively affects some of us will eventually affect Us ALL, it is our responsibility to KNOW.

  25. Brenda Aubrey

    I just have a question about the meanings “In god we trust” which is printed on every dollar and our indegenious lands being put “in trust” .

  26. as the author of a major study of the termination policy I do not believe that this is likely since it would require Democratic support in the Senate and since it was such a proven disaster when it was tried. But I think that many bad things and large program cuts are coming and that it is very important for native communities to get organized and strongly contact their members of Congress because it is a dreadful administration taking shape and their tax cuts and military expenditures are going to require drastic changes in many programs including Medicaid.

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  28. Danielle Sanchez

    I will fight till i can not fight anymore!!! We are apart of the Land. We belong to it! It is in our blood. We must be ready for when the time comes! I will not go down softly into the night I will scream loudly for all to hear!!!

  29. Anita Mills

    Why of all the people on this earth are the ingenious people the most taken advantage of? Why are they always stolen from, lied to, abused by the law, and treated like non human. I am Native American 100% at heart. I am sick of how they are being treated. I really wish my voice counted. I want to help somehow. I pray for them everyday.

    • Because Native people’s pose the most threat. Your continued existence is an HOURLY reminder of the historical lack of honor in US government policy. Every single word spoken in resistance is another nail in the coffin of White Supremacy. Plus in their IGNORANCE the oppressor marched many native nations into the very lands that hold the minerals and fuels that now feed the economy. This is YOUR country. This is YOUR land. Fight. For. It.

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  31. Dan Evans

    You disqualify yourself from any serious consideration as a writer when you start your article with calling the new president ‘compulsive liar’….You my indigenous sweet pee are nothing more than a person of hate and filled with bullsh*t. Next time you feel like being a turd, please just go lie down in your yard!

  32. Look at his history with people of color and especially us over the casinos and you have to ask yourself could this possibly be true? You non believers must be a special kind of stupid then. Thank you shichills for the links.

  33. Jasp

    I don`t feel that donald cares what happens to anybody . He only cares if he get his way . I wish we could ask all the people that have done business with him and lost and see how the story went down .

  34. Richard Butler

    Obama did not stop the pipeline through Native American land. Trump is Obama just whiter.

    • Tasha Lallaman

      Obama did his best while he was in office and spread himself thin! To compare him to scum as Trump is an insult and you deserve to live in this country with him as president. Howah!

  35. People should read “And Still The Waters Run” by Angie Debo

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  37. Daulton Bassett

    So I was wondering how true this was and if so will the per cap and trust fund money from Indian reservation stop going out to natives and be taken away. Because we are supposed to be receiving trust fund from the reservation in April, will it stop us from getting the money? Kinda worried…

  38. Patrick S Marsden

    Unified tribes of America; Classaction suit.

  39. Sherry Peek

    I wish President would do something to help support the various tribes.
    Being Cherokee & Choctaw Indian myself, it would be the most gracious act he could do for the people of the land.
    The original Americans. They’ve had so much stripped from them.
    In addition help save the buffalo. Buffalo produce more meat that a cow. If raised for food,it would be a great addition to feeding America

  40. Robert

    Pathetic fear mongering…
    Trump is not after Tribal Lands.

  41. Delores Pitzer

    This is wrong. Do not take the property the Native Americans live on. Mr. President, Congress and Senate you are wrong to do such a thing
    God Bless America and God Bless our Native Americans.

  42. Sis Peone

    Where’s the proof that trump may do away with tribes? Is this fact or ASSumption?

  43. This is a bunch of BS and you know it Rex. You are trying to instill fear and division where there is none. All the may happen and could be in your article in an attempt to create issues that don’t exist is preposterous.. Your an issue creating problem maker, when you should be a foreword thinking problem solver. You are a disgrace to the Native people of Alaska. Go do something positive.

  44. Gene Hill

    It’s just further evidence that there are sycophants who latched on and are influencing all these bad policy decisions.

  45. Dana Romm

    of course it is possible. a great many awful things are possible. but i will not be afraid of all possible things. that would sap me of strength to no purpose. i will be strong and unafraid and prepare as much as one can with joy. every day with strength and joy we greet a new day and do all the good work we can do.

  46. We should take back the whole America cause you stole everything from the Native, shame on you all.

  47. Trump should try and he will spark a national protest, which may even impeach him! Remember, Native Americans are protected and mentioned in the US constitution and he better respect and honor our thousands of years existence.

  48. Frank Little

    para-phrasing Wade Davis’ The Wayfinders: Why Ancient (Indigenous) Wisdom Matters in Our Modern World:
    We are all literally Brothers and Sisters with the same genetic cloth, Cultures are a matter of choice and orientation, adaptive insights and priorities. Our relationship to our Earth, with cooperative understandings and behaviors of both modern and ancient knowledge is the wise path…

  49. Rex A Okakok Sr

    Saglutupiatipiagataq

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