For over 120 years, the Chinook Indian Nation of the Pacific Northwest has been trying to prove its sovereignty to the United States government by seeking formal federal recognition -- yet the tribe is still unrecognized. And the pandemic has only exacerbated the Chinook’s lack of a social safety net.
“We don’t need the government to tell us we’re Indian. We just need them to honor the treaty our ancestors signed.”
READ: Members of Chinook Indian Nation liken lack of federal recognition to slow-motion ‘genocide’
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