Action: Restore federal recognition for the Chinook Indian Nation

SIGN THE PETITION & WRITE TO CONGRESS: RESTORE FEDERAL RECOGNITION FOR THE CHINOOK INDIAN NATION

In 2001, the Chinook Nation obtained federal recognition from the U.S. government. However, celebration turned into heartbreak when the U.S. government rescinded this recognition eighteen months later.

The Chinook Indian Nation was essentially declared nonexistent in the eyes of the government. The nation has been unable to access programs and resources to which federally recognized tribes are entitled. Over the last 20 years, the lack of federal recognition has cost $200 million dollars, opportunities for youth, and countless lives.

Congress has both the power and authority to recognize tribes. We are calling on our elected officials to do what’s right and end this humanitarian crisis. Stop the genocide. Federally recognize the Chinook Indian Nation.

Time commitment: 20 mins
Sponsoring organization(s): Chinook Justice, 350PDX
Link to learn more: https://chinookjustice.org/
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