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Presentation Immigration and Relocation in U.S. History

The Future for Native Americans

Participants at a Colorado Springs Native American Inter-Tribal Powwow, 2015
Detroit Publishing Company

Today, Native American communities are diverse, complex, and can be found across the U.S., in cities and rural areas,on tribal land or far away. Tribal governments' relationships with federal, state, and local governments remain complex, and issues about land sovereignty and use are debated in legislatures and contested in the courts.

Many of the rights secured by Native Americans were won through the efforts of activist groups in the 20th century, such as the American Indian Movement. Today, new generations of activists and tribal leaders continue to fight to improve the life and culture of Native American communities.