Readers might recall a year ago the purge of US Attorneys by the Department of Justice. In today’s article, Indian Country Today notes that five of the eight fired were active members of the DOJ Native American Issues Subcommittee, and were known as strong advocates for legal justice on reservations.
John Dossett, general counsel for the National Congress of American Indians, said, ”We’ve never really been given a reason why so many people who were so strong on Indian legal issues were let go.”
In September, the United States was one of four countries in the world to oppose the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Maybe these events are in some way related.
The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.access here