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Tribal land and law after McGirt vs v. Oklahoma.


What native people have been saying since the treaties were signed was the original text and intent of the treaties need to be upheld today, and if we did that, things would be quite different in this country, particularly with respect to its First Peoples. I don't think a textualist reading is favorable to civil and human rights in most instances, but when it comes to treaty rights, it is actually a favorable way to read the law - for tribes, and for everybody, because those treaties are everyone's treaties.

Writer Julian Brave NoiseCat examines the state of Indigenous treaty rights after the Supreme Court case McGirt v. Oklahoma, and explains what the decision could mean for Indian law, land rights and activism in the 21st century.

Julian wrote the article The McGirt Case Is a Historic Win for Tribes for The Atlantic.

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Julian Brave NoiseCat

Julian Brave NoiseCat is the vice president of policy and strategy for Data for Progress, a fellow at the Type Media Center, and a member of the Secwepemc and St'at'imc Nations.


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