January 15, 2021

Tribes reclaiming lands ‘actually happening’

From Washington state to Ohio, creativity and strategy are getting land back for tribal nations
Land is one of the greatest resources for tribal nations across the country. Some 56 million acres are held in trust by the federal government for tribes. That's approximately 2 percent of the country. However, 90 million acres were taken by the United States between 1887 and 1934 tribes through the Allotment Act, termination and, sometimes, illegal actions.
The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota