Native Americans in the United States This map shows the approximate location of the ice-free corridor and specific Paleoindian sites Clovis theory. It is not definitively known how or when the Native Americans first settled the Americas and the present-day United States. The prevailing theory proposes that people migrated from Eurasia across Beringiaa land bridge that connected Siberia to present-day Alaska during the Ice Ageand then spread southward throughout the Americas.
It was on this day that the center of the American political world listened to the problems plaguing Indian Country with open ears and an open mind.
For some in Indian Country, this auspicious occasion signified a day we never thought would come. You described your private meeting with a group of young people on your visit and said: The DAPL is a 1,mile pipeline that will carry approximatelybarrels of crude oil a day from North Dakota to your home state of Illinois, crossing through the Standing Rock reservation — the same tribal lands where you spoke in June We do however disagree with the spirit of the statement as it takes no real action against the construction of the pipeline.
It inadequately addresses concerns voiced by hundreds of different tribes, and the youth of these tribes. Furthermore, while the joint statement represents your administration, the youth of Indian Country wonder if the United States is thinking about us and questioning whether or not this country truly cares about us.
Especially when the President cannot voice his own support with our efforts. Since April, support for clean water and opposition to the pipeline has reached historic levels.
Thousands of water protectors, both Native and non-Native alike, have occupied the Sacred Stone Camp at the front line of the pipeline construction. A petition on Change. The extent of support for Standing Rock shows this is a universal movement for Native Americans and the most significant event for Native Americans in decades.
Yet in the months since these events have unfolded, Indian Country has yet to hear anything directly from you, President Obama.
As a result of your silence and lack of action on this pressing issue, we would like to express our feelings of concern and disappointment. For these reasons, your silence on this issue is all the more disappointing.
We, as young Native people, have believed in the hope you created all across Indian Country. Indigenous people have showed up to the polls in record numbers to vote for you. Tribal leaders have expressed their support of your leadership, and more so, a feeling of trust between tribal and federal governments has been established.
You can understand why this is particularly important to us after having been a marginalized community for so long. We are tired of being an afterthought. It was nearly two weeks after the Sacred Stone camp was created that we heard from any major media organization.
The Dakota Access pipeline has brazenly continued to desecrate sacred sites and burial sites. Dakota Access, LLC has used vile methods to move protesters out of the way reminiscent of the Birmingham Campaign in the sixties.
On September 3rd, private security forces used attack dogs and pepper spray in an attempt to intimidate and scare off peaceful protesters. The attempts to move protesters through violence and intimidation tactics by Dakota Access LLC is an attempt to suppress protests. The local police have set up roadblocks on both sides of the Standing Rock camp and all protestors who go through are stopped and profiled by the police along with having their photograph taken.
For these reasons, we formally ask that the Obama administration: Formally express your solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline; Advocate for the immediate removal of pipeline equipment and crew from Standing Rock; Work with Tribes and Indigenous communities to propose a solution to end the destruction of sacred sites and use its executive power to bring an end to land infractions on tribal communities; and Reaffirm its commitment to upholding the trust responsibilities between tribal and federal governments.
Suppression of Native American rights for the exploitation of land is nothing new. The United States government has repeatedly violated the rights and sovereignty of the Oceti Sakowin through examples such as the Wounded Knee Massacre, the Whitestone Massacre, the violations of the Fort Laramie treaties, and the displacement caused by the Oahe Dam.
We are not just fighting for the land because of sustainability values and economic benefit— the land has much more meaning to us than dollar signs. We are protesting because our ancestors spent centuries fighting against authorities and their selfishness.
For us to back down and remain silent would wipe away all the blood and sacrifice we, as Indian Country, made; to back down would be a step back in our Indigenous narrative. It is our modern day fight against colonization. There are places in this world where the land — the environment — is the most precious resource.
Indigenous people hold onto it most fiercely because our lives are so connected to it, we rely on it, breathe because of it — we exist because this land exists.
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This oil pipeline threatens to pollute the air and land from North Dakota to Iowa. But most importantly, it threatens the sole source of clean water for the Standing Rock Reservation.
Thus, this oil pipeline threatens the lives of countless youth and people of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.Native American identity in the United States is an evolving topic based on the struggle to define "Native American" or "(American) Indian" both for people who consider themselves Native American and for people who do not.
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adapted its own widely varying policies regarding the changing perspectives and necessities of Native American supervision. Objectives. I examined trends in and epidemiological and clinical characteristics of tuberculosis (TB) within the American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) population of the United States and compared TB trends and characteristics in that population with TB trends .
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The Native American Peoples of The United States. Christopher Brookeman is a lecturer in American Studies at the University of Westminster, and has published widely on a variety of aspects of American culture and society.