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The Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes (ACET) is an intertribal league of sovereign American Indian Nations continuing from the colonial era of the eastern and southern seaboard of the continental United States.


ACET Member Nations share a common history of
colonial and federal governmental contact, including:

  • Colonial Treaties
  • Colonial Era Reservations or Designated “Indian towns”
  • Enrollment in Federal Indian Schools or closely associated Indian Mission Boarding Schools
  • Listing as Tribal Communities in Federal Records, Reports, or Studies prior to 1960

Past Posts and Announcements

  • American Indian Untouchables and the White House Tribal Leaders Summit     Both Indian Country Today and The Native American Times have published an article by ACET General Secretary, Rev. John Norwood, regarding the White House Tribal Leaders Summit held on December ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2013, 3:00 PM by John Norwood
  • Assistant Secretary Washburn Testifies about the FAP     On March 19th, 2013, the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, Kevin Washburn, appeared before the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs and a hearing on "Authorization, Standards, and ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2013, 2:30 PM by John Norwood
  • ACET Joins the ICWA Amicus Brief     The Adoptive Couple v Baby Girl case before the United States Supreme Court is seeking a change in the interpretation of the definition of “parent” under the The Indian ...
    Posted Jul 5, 2013, 2:28 PM by John Norwood
  • Respecting Sacred Places     During its December 2012 meeting, the ACET Board unanimously endorsed the following statement on Respecting Sacred Places...    Indian Country continues to suffer through the long history of the violation of ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2013, 8:25 AM by John Norwood
  • ACET's Statement on the Right to Possess Eagle Feathers     For over a year the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) worked with the National Congress of America Indians (NCAI) Eagle Feather Task Force reviewing ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2013, 8:24 AM by John Norwood
  • Kevin K. Washburn Confirmed as Head of the BIA     Kevin Washburn, a Chickasaw Nation citizen and Dean of the University of New Mexico School of Law, has been confirmed by Congress as the Department of Interior's Assistant Secretary ...
    Posted Dec 8, 2012, 2:50 PM by John Norwood
  • ACET Charter is Ratified     On October 10th, after a year of activities promoting and defending inherent tribal sovereignty,  representatives authorized by seven tribal governments ratified the charter of the Alliance of Colonial ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2013, 8:27 AM by John Norwood
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Current Information and News

  • A Position Statement on “Indigenous Peoples Day” From the Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes Indigenous Peoples Day is being promoted by many people of conscience as an alternative celebration to Columbus Day. There has been an increased ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2017, 7:07 PM by John Norwood
  • ACET Passes Water Protector Resolution of Support The ACET Board passed a resolution of continuing support for the Standing Rock Sioux Water Protectors who have bravely stood against the Dakota Access Pipeline.  Even in the wake of ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2017, 7:03 PM by John Norwood
  • ACET Adopts UNDRIP and OASDRIP through Official Resolutions During their December 2016 meetings, the ACET Board formally adopted both the United Nations and the Organization of American States Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  Both declarations have ...
    Posted Jan 11, 2017, 6:57 PM by John Norwood
  • ACET Board Passes a Resolution Against an Action of the State of Oklahoma Resolution # 2016-06-08 “Against any action seeking to limit the definition of American Indian Oklahoma Legislature and the Changing Definition of ‘Indian’” regarding the recent passing of the policy ...
    Posted Jun 8, 2016, 1:37 PM by John Norwood
  • ACET Request Executive Clemency for Leonard Peltier President Barack ObamaThe White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: The Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes (ACET) is an organization of eleven sovereign American ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2016, 9:31 AM by John Norwood
  • ACET Denounces Hate Mongering The ACET Board wishes to express its distress at the climate of intolerance and hate being promoted and stimulated as a means to gain political support by some of current ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2016, 8:01 AM by John Norwood
  • Thanks to Former ASIA Washburn When Kevin Washburn was appointed to the post of Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, both he and Larry Roberts visited with the Task Force on Federal Acknowledgment of the National ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2016, 7:52 AM by John Norwood
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