NMAI Program on the Nixon Administration and Indian Self-Determination — Thursday 11/15/12

In light of the Nixon Administration papers we posted, see here:

Nixon and the American Indian: The Movement to Self-Determination Thursday, November 15, 2012, 10:30 AM – 12 PM

Categories Lectures & Discussions, Webcasts & Webinars
Venue American Indian Museum
Event Location Rasmuson Theater, First Level
Webcast nmai.si.edu…
Cost Free

Early in his administration, President Richard Nixon dramatically changed the federal government’s Native American policy to support self-determination for Native American tribes and restoration of their culture. Fortifying the fiduciary relationship of the federal government for the tribes was central to ensuring that the new policy succeeded. White House and administration officials who worked with President Nixon discuss the leadership, legislation, and litigation necessary to implement the policy and what it means to the American Indian. The Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, will deliver opening remarks. Cosponsored with the Richard Nixon Foundation and the National Archives.

For further information, please contact NMAI-SSP@si.edu.

Photo President Richard Nixon signing landmark legislation on Native American sovereignty at the White House, December 15, 1970 by Oliver F. Atkins

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2 Responses to NMAI Program on the Nixon Administration and Indian Self-Determination — Thursday 11/15/12

  1. Same year as Senator James Abourezk invited Tetuwan Oglala Lakota Ceremonial Chief & Holy Man, Frank Fools Crow to give the opening prayer before the Senate….
    The very same year that Frank Fools Crow began his series of (5) years of White Buffalo Calf Pipe ceremonies & accompanying Sun Dances beginning at Pine Ridge, & completing at Green Grass, South Dakota in 1975.

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