Jonathan Nez sworn in as Navajo nation president restoring hope, resilience and change Tuesday, drawing from the tribe’s history as a way to move forward.
Native Americans and Democracy articles on Democracy Chronicles
Here is our collection of articles concerned with Native Americans and Democracy. The indigenous peoples within the boundaries of the present-day continental United States, Alaska, and the island state of Hawaii are covered here. Also see our articles on Native American Voting Rights, the Indigenous and Democracy, or Minority Voting in America.
Turn back to 1989. The world was celebrating walls tumbling down and President Bush Sr. used the metaphor of walls crumbling down in his speech before signing the Americans with Disabilities Act.
U.S. federal governments fails in funding education, public safety, healthy care and other services under treaties, laws and other acts to native Americans.
Attorneys outlined “seismic” results if the ruling stands: Tribe members would be exempt from state taxes and could impose taxes on non-Native business.
It is especially outrageous for Native Americans to still have to fight to prove residency despite being the only Americans whose ancestors were born and raised on this land for millenium.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants to end a constitutional right that automatically grants citizenship to any baby born in the United States.
Many believe that Kavanaugh does not recognize the sovereignty of tribes, which govern themselves as independent nations within the United States.
A government policy encouraged placement of Native American children in non-Native foster families
Native Americans in New Mexico, 10% of the state’s population, did not get the right to vote until 1948
Chief United States District Judge of the Western District of Washington issued the ruling in a class-action lawsuit brought by several immigrant rights groups on behalf of those who fear persecution if returned to their home country.