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In the wake of a Bundy Ranch crisis sparked by a militarized federal land-grab effort in Nevada, it seems that the Department of Interior has set its sights on a new prize - this time targeting once protected Indian reservation land on Pine Ridge in South Dakota. The Oglala Sioux and Lakota Sioux of the reservation have been told by the Federal Government that the National Parks Service will be taking land that comprises the South Unit of the Badlands National Park as a new ‘Tribal National Park’, only the wording in the bill clearly indicates that it will be a federally managed national park under the Department of Interior, giving mere lip service to its tribal title. The Congressional bill has already been written, and if passed through Congress, both tribal members and non tribal members will be stripped of their deeded land – at a price set by the federal government. If owners do not accept Washington’s offer (expected to be a meager one), the land can be acquired at no cost because the measure has waives all appraisal rights and stipulates that Washington can simply take Indian land by force under ‘eminent domain’.
originally posted by: Destinyone
a reply to: butcherguy
WTF...the Federal Government is taking back the lands, that they gave to the American Indians to make up for taking all their lands? Outrageous.
I'll tell you why they are doing this. So the Tribes the land belongs to, can't approve drilling on the land.
I'm so sick of this over reaching by the feds....
originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: Stormdancer777
I hope the Native Americans, Black Americans, White Americans, Brown Americans, will all stand together against big money and intrusive government. The win in Mississippi has shown what we can do together. They have not taken away our democracy completely.
originally posted by: oblvion
a reply to: butcherguy
It is my understanding that Indian lands are not even technically part of the US, they have their own rights to use as they see fit, hence all the casinos even where gambling is totally illegal.
UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is the action plan implemented worldwide to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all energy, all education, all information, and all human beings in the world. INVENTORY AND CONTROL.----Rosa Koire