To: The United States House of Representatives and The United States Senate

#HONOR1851TREATY

United States Congress: Honor at least one of the more than 500 treaties the United States made with Native Nations.

Why is this important?

On 17 September 1851, the Fort Laramie Treaty was signed between United States treaty commissioners and representatives of the Cheyenne, Sioux, Arapaho, Crow, Assiniboine, Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nations. The United States acknowledged that all the land covered by the treaty was Indian Territory, however...

BEFORE THE INK WAS DRY, THE TREATY WAS BROKEN.

In the century that followed, over 500 treaties made with Native Nations were also broken — which has degraded the lives of Indigenous Peoples and the environmental health of Mother Earth. Honoring Native Peoples treaty rights protects us all from environmental genocide.

Native Children's Survival challenges the United States and its Congress to #RightTheWrong and honor, with negotiations, at least one of the more than 500 broken treaties made with Native Nations - starting with the 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty.

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Reasons for signing

  • So sad that our government keeping it’s word has to come down to a petition. WAY overdue. HONOR THEM ALL! It’s the least we could do.
  • YES! I completely whole-heartedly support honoring the Gov Treaties of our family brothers and sisters. NOW!
  • Anytime brother....I'm here for a positive change for the Native Nations....

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