Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents. Discussion »
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WASHINGTON Early in his administration, President Richard Nixon dramatically changed the federal government's American Indian policy to support self-determination for American Indian tribes and restoration of their culture.
President Richard Nixon signing landmark legislation on Native American sovereignty
at the White House, December 15,1970
Fortifying the fiduciary relationship of the federal government for the tribes was central to ensuring that the new policy succeeded.
This shift in federal policy government in the way government deals with American Indians has been lauded as one of the most significant actions by a modern United States president.
White House and administration officials who worked with President Nixon discuss the leadership, legislation, and litigation necessary to implement the policy and what it means to the American Indian this Thursday in a webcast that will originate from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington on Thursday, November 15 from 10:30 am to 12 noon est.
The Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero, will deliver opening remarks. This event is co-sponsored with the Richard Nixon Foundation and the National Archives.
Nixon and the American Indian: The Movement to Self-Determination
Thursday, November 15
10:30 am - 12 Noon, est
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
Fourth and Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20001
photo credit Oliver F. Atkins;
posted November 13, 2012 7:45 am edt