Honoring Promises to Natives Nations Act - Congresswoman Deb Haaland and Senator Elizabeth Warren.
August 16, 2019
“The US Commission on Civil Rights outlined all of the areas in which the Federal government is failing to meet its trust and treaty financial responsibilities to Indian Country. The United States has contracts, treaties, to use our lands, and they must uphold those lease payments. We are grateful that Congress is taking these shortfalls seriously. While ambitious, drafting legislation which lists out the full set of obligations and needs is crucial to really understanding and tackling the gaps,” said Wizipan Little Elk, CEO of the Rosebud Economic Development Corporation.