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The Chinook Nation are pursuing Congressional legislation to formally restore their status as a recognized tribe. There's information here and a sample letter template to send to your senators and reps!

chinooknation.org/justice/sample…
thank you @PaulSusi for emailing out this link, I did not know about this ongoing court case, or that they weren't federally recognized because the U.S. never ratified the treaties they signed

TONS of background here for folks interested chinooknation.org/chinook-in-the…
WAIT WHAT THE FUCK THEY'VE BEEN SUING OVER THIS SINCE THE 1890'S, THEY FINALLY WON IN 2001, AND THEN A YEAR LATER GEORGE W. BUSH JUST RANDOMLY OVERTURNED IT AND UN-CERTIFIED THEM oh boy i'm learning a lot they left out of 4th grade Oregon history
wild how much time we spent on how the Chinook helped Lewis and Clark and how little time we spent on the part where they got absolutely nothing back from the United States for their trouble
anyway, Deb Haaland for Department of Fixing All This Bullshit

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