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Richard B. MacCaslin Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood Date: Beginning 1912 Locale: Alaska Tribes involved: Haida, Tlingit, Tsimshian, other southeast Alaskan tribes Sisterhood Categories: Civil rights, Organizations, Religion and missionary activities, Twentieth century history Significance: Founded to fight social and political discrimination against Alaska Natives, the Alaska Native Brotherhood is the oldest modern Alaska Native or American Indian organization in the United States.

By 1977, AIM had entered an extended period of relative dormancy, although it did go on to organize or participate in such events as the 1978 Longest Walk, the 1980 Black Hills Survival Poster urging support for the American In- Gathering, the Yellow Thunder dian Movement in New York City. (Library of Camp occupation of 1981-1985, Congress) and the anti-Columbus demonstrations of the early 1990’s. Although it may never reconstitute itself in a form exhibiting the power it once displayed, some analysts believe that the movement had achieved its major objectives by 1975.

On June 19, 1754, they created a sevenperson committee to prepare James De Lancey’s opening speech to the American Indi- Albany Congress / 13 ans. ” This latter delegation produced the Plan of Union associated with the Albany Congress. ” Mohawk leaders such as Hendrick hoped confederation would allow the colonists to speak with a single voice. Some delegates agreed. They thought colonial confederation would alleviate the problems of which the Iroquois complained. Therefore, the Albany Plan of Union was designed primarily as a mechanism for conducting Indian affairs.

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