Cross post from Lingit Latseen
More on this later, but this court decision between the Tee Hit Ton clan of the Shtax’héen Kwáan and the United States really highlights the clash between two fundamentally different concepts of property rights. An excerpt:
5. Indian occupancy, not specifically recognized as ownership by action authorized by Congress, may be extinguished by the Government without compensation.
If you are American Indian/Alaskan Native and reading this then your blood should be boiling right about now.
This interactive map breaks down each section of the Tlingit Nation by Kwaan, clan and house. Find your Kwaan, clan and house and if you don’t already, start thinking of the region identified in this map as your home country.