Zinke Calls to Reopen IRA, Looking for “Off Ramp” and to (apparently?) Terminate the Trust Relationship by Privatizing Tribes

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We need a discussion on that. As I look at the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act, I think it’s time for a dialogue. “What are we going to be 100 years from now? Is there an off-ramp? If tribes would have a choice of leaving Indian trust lands and becoming a corporation, tribes would take it and quite frankly at BIA (the Bureau of Indian Affairs), I’m not sure in many ways we’re value- added.

4 thoughts on “Zinke Calls to Reopen IRA, Looking for “Off Ramp” and to (apparently?) Terminate the Trust Relationship by Privatizing Tribes

  1. Simon Bekoalok May 3, 2017 / 1:01 am

    I don’t like the idea of a termination policy that is beginning to be discussed by Zinke and others to the Congress, the president, or any branch of government. It is too dire to think that Ancient peoples can be annulled by actions of another group, race Government, or any such, to absorb us into societies that we are not accustomed to, nor would do well in such society. It would be devastating to our people.

  2. Walter Pamame May 9, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    Look what happened too the Saginaw,Swan Creek and Black River Tibe under the Indian Reorgananizing Act-They no longer exsist in the eyes of the U,S,goverment and they are the historical tribe with treaties with the U.S.goverment-WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED -wiped out a whole tribe with a swipe of a pen..

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