Posts Tagged ‘Court cases’

Edmunds – Treaty Research

Please close this window to return to previous page. The treaties are really interesting in that they are written on two or three levels. And when you initially read through treaties you can say in this treaty an Indian tribe has given up this amount of land and the federal government is going to supply [...]

Nesper – Cultural Change Research

Please close this window to return to previous page. Ojibwa people stipulated for the right to continue to hunt, fish, and gather on their traditional territories when they ceded land to the United States. Those rights were exercised for a period of time in the middle of the 19th century and the State of Wisconsin [...]

Low – Pokagon Claims

Please close this window to return to previous page. The 1895 claim was essentially for annuities and other payments pursuant to land cession treaties that had been completed. In 1833, [and] was the last of the land cession treaties that the Pokagon Potawatomi signed. And there were monies to be paid, other benefits, education and [...]

Low – Casino Opening

Please close this window to return to previous page. Even prior to 1994 and federal recognition we were approached by lobbying groups and other financiers that were interested in funding our efforts in getting federal recognition. The clear objective, I think, was that they were hoping they would have a leg up. Then if we [...]

Menominee Claim

Please close this window to return to previous page. Shirley Daly, Menominee: It’s just something that you can’t comprehend happening, but it did happen: we were terminated. Narrator: The plan was to terminate the reservation status of Menominee lands. Acting on a 1952 Republican campaign promise to get the federal government out of the Indian [...]

Low – Symbols of Identity

Please close this window to return to previous page. Our patriarch [was] Leopold Pokagon, who the government named us after, and then we sort of took on that role as Pokagon’s Band of Potawatomi or the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. We since the 1830s, we’ve always been organized as the Anishinaabek, the human beings that [...]

Mille Lacs v. Minnesota

Please close this window to return to previous page. Nick Vander Puy: Mark Slonim, we’re on the Bad River Reserve in northwestern Wisconsin. We’re celebrating 25 years of the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission. Some of the fruits of the treaty movement are a feast we’re having tonight. We still have treaty rights, [...]

GLIFWC

Please close this window to return to previous page. Nick Vander Puy: George Meyer, we’re at Bad River Indian Reservation. We’ve been getting together with tribal biologists, with spearers, with netters, with tribal attorneys, state attorneys. It’s kind of an old home week. George Meyer: It truly is. Many of these people were in the [...]

Fishing Rights

Please close this window to return to previous page. NARRATOR The Ojibwa then turned to the U.S. Court of Appeals which in 1983, reversed the Federal Court’s decision and reaffirmed rights reserved in treaties to hunt, fish, and gather on ceded territory. This ruling became known as the Voigt Decision, named after Wisconsin DNR Secretary, [...]

Stereotypes

For centuries, Americans have regarded Native Americans as the “Other,” that is, fundamentally different from themselves. Majority Americans have viewed the Other (“Indians”) as lacking something, either in a good way or a bad way. Such a characterization of Indians is a stereotype. It does not represent the reality of Native American cultures and histories. [...]