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Youtube videos
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2016-01-19T16:37:10.000Z
Video Title:
Sovereign Rights, Sovereign People
Description:
This video—from the exhibition Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations, on view at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.—introduces the goals of the sovereign rights movement. Indians wanted recognition of the rights confirmed by their treaties: Self-determination as sovereign nations within the United States, control of their land, and cultural autonomy. The U.S. argued that Indian tribes were only nations because the federal government said so. Indians maintained that they were nations before the U.S. was established, are nations now, and will still be nations after the U.S. is gone. Nearly 600 Native nations have formal a nation-to-nation relationship with the United States. Treaties are the foundation of that relationship. Although federal tribal relations are complex and burdened by difficult histories, they are bound by a clear, profound ideal: Great nations keep their word. Narrated by Robert Redford Produced by the National Museum of the American Indian and Interface Media Group
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8,152
Video Duration:
5 min 26 sec
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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Education  Search this
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