Native American Rights Updated!
The United Nations estimates that about 476 million Indigenous people live throughout the world. In the United States, approximately 6.9 million people identified as American Indian and Alaska Native in 2021, accounting for 2.1 percent of the total US population. The federal government recognized 574 American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages and 324 tribal reservations, excluding Hawaiian Home Lands, in 2021. An estimated 4 percent of land in the United States—more than one hundred million acres—is under the control of American Indian and Alaska Native nations and Native individuals, held in trust by the federal government.
Indigenous Peoples are groups of people whose ethnic identity and legal status are tied to their ancestral relationship to a particular geographical area,...Read more