The 2023 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be harvested from Monongahela National Forest, which is part of the Shawnee ancestral homeland. The tribe’s THPO is teaming up with National Forest staff to ensure the Capitol Tree includes representation of the Shawnee Tribe. On Friday, September 15 at our General Council dinner & stomp festivities in […]
If passed, the “Creating WV Native American Tribes Unique Recognition, Authentication, and Listing Act,” would undermine Tribal sovereignty and give false legitimacy to groups with no historical or ancestral ties to one of the three Shawnee tribes. Chief Barnes’s testimony aligned with Shawnee Tribe resolution R-11-01-2021-H, urging official channels for federal recognition for groups.
WATCH the West Virginia Senate Hearing.
DOWNLOAD Shawnee Tribe Resolution R-11-01-2021-H.
READ Chief Barnes Op-Ed Appreciating & Protecting Federal Native Recognition.