Haaland makes history at swearing-in

The attempts to erase our people is directly tied to the ways in which governments proceed without our consent. If they just ignore that we exist, then they don’t have to engage with our sovereign governments in any part of the decision-making. The problem with this approach is that it is in direct violation of the constitutionally guaranteed treaties our ancestors signed ― agreements that were intended to ensure we had a voice in any and all decisions regarding our homelands.

UltraViolet joined with Protect the Sacred, ACLU South Dakota, IllumiNative, the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute, the Native Organizers Alliance, Advance Native Political Leadership and Indigenous Life Ways to commission the mobile billboard with messages from seven Indigenous women leaders.