This dissertation offers a normative account of how we should conceive of reconciliation between Indigenous people(s), states qua states, and their non-Indigenous citizens.
In 1993, a joint resolution of Congress apologizing to Native Hawaiians was signed into law by President Bill Clinton. …
Just like you, when we think of these misdeeds and their tragic consequences, our hearts break and our grief is as pure and complete as yours. We desperately wish that we could change this history, but of course we cannot. On behalf of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, I extend this formal apology to Indian people for the historical conduct of this agency.”
The Lower Sioux Community is celebrating the return of ancestral land with great historical significance. It’s the site where the Dakota War of 1862 started after the United States did not honor the Mendota Treaty.