indianz.com your internet resource indianz.com on facebook indianz.com on twitter indianz.com on Google+
ph: 202 630 8439
Dynamic Homes
Advertise on Indianz.Com
Home > News > Headlines
Print   Subscribe
Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes lobbies for historic Indian nations

Filed Under: National | Recognition
More on: acet, ncai
   

A new group called the Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes (ACET) aims to represent historic Indian nations that have been left off the list of federally recognized entities.

ACET formed October 1. Its members include the Haliwa Saponi Indian Tribe of North Carolina, the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware, the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, the MOWA Band of Choctaw in Alabama, the Nanticoke Indian Tribe of Delaware, the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation of New Jersey and the Pocasset Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts.

All of the member tribes have a historic relationship with the United States and European colonies through treaties, land reservations and other actions. But they have yet to gain official acknowledgment from the federal government.

"There have been increasing attacks against historic non-federally recognized tribes by some within Indian Country and increasing marginalization of historic non-federally recognized tribes by the federal government," John Norwood, ACET's General Secretary, said in an interview posted on the group's website.

ACET showed some of its prowess at the National Congress of American Indians 69th annual convention last month. The group's members successfully lobbied against a proposal to bar historic and state-recognized tribes from participating in NCAI.

"The problem is that too often members of federal tribes who overzealously seek to protect their culture from such overbearing non-historical enthusiast groups simply use the standard of federal recognition to do so, instead of using actual history," Norwood, who co-chairs NCAI's federal recognition task force, said in the interview. "They wind up grouping authentic tribes with the overbearing enthusiasts. This is undermining to all of Indian Country."

The group plans to push for the official acknowledgement of tribes from the eastern and southern seaboard.

Related Stories:
NCAI votes against amendment to bar state recognized tribes (10/30)
NCAI to debate membership rule to bar state recognized tribes (10/25


Copyright © Indianz.Com
More headlines...
Stay Connected:

Local Links:
Federal Register | Indian Gaming | Jobs & Notices | In The Hoop | Message Board
Latest News:
Native Sun News: Oglala Sioux Tribe inaugurates new leadership (12/18)
Editorial: New York governor makes right decision to ban fracking (12/18)
New York passes over tribes for first commercial casino licenses (12/18)
Native Sun News: Youth take on lead role in Dakota memorial ride (12/17)
Mark Trahant: NCAI launches new campaign against racist mascot (12/17)
Norm DeWeaver: Job market is a disaster zone in Indian Country (12/17)
Amanda Blackhorse: Fake chiefs and fake headdresses must go (12/17)
DOI makes $9M in buy-back offers on Coeur d'Alene Reservation (12/17)
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes see success with two bills in Congress (12/17)
Boyd Cothran: Torture justified by treatment of Indian prisoners (12/17)
Rep. Gosar faces criticism over bill that benefits Hualapai Tribe (12/17)
Navajo Nation's highest court dismisses challenge to candidate (12/17)
Column: Tribal voices often minimized in environmental debate (12/17)
Column: Chief Cliff still an undeniably spiritual place in Montana (12/17)
Native activists in Brazil protest land bill with bows and arrows (12/17)
Shakopee Tribe funds Eastern Shoshone Tribe casino expansion (12/17)
Stillaguamish Tribe welcomes first guests to $27M casino hotel (12/17)
Jamul Band finishes excavation work for $360M gaming facility (12/17)
Catawba Nation casino opponents meet with BIA officials in DC (12/17)
Column: No rush on marijuana sales at Eastern Cherokee casino (12/17)
Tim Giago: Think unity and fun at Olympics of Indian basketball (12/16)
Doug George-Kanentiio: War of 1812 solved nothing for Mohawk (12/16)
Karla General: Putting words into action for indigenous peoples (12/16)
Native Sun News: Native women launch business in Rapid City (12/16)
Steven Newcomb: US still holds colonial attitude towards tribes (12/16)
Southern Ute Tribe holds inauguration for chairman after run-off (12/16)
California supports non-Indian man in reservation boundary case (12/16)
Cherokee Nation court backs workers who lost jobs after election (12/16)
Menominee Nation declares emergency due to flooding conditions (12/16)
Two tribes in Michigan to rebury ancestors removed decades ago (12/16)
Opinion: DOJ marijuana policy in Indian Country raises questions (12/16)
Supreme Court rejects suit over Yavapai-Apache casino contract (12/16)
Appeal set in Pojoaque Pueblo Class III gaming compact dispute (12/16)
Santa Ysabel Band ordered to shut down online bingo operation (12/16)
Interview with Morongo Band chairman on anniversary of casino (12/16)
Keweenaw Bay Indian Community voters reject new casino plan (12/16)
Native Sun News: First Peoples Fund connects artists to economy (12/15)
Ivan Star: Being Lakota is something that comes from the heart (12/15)
more headlines...

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.