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originally posted by: misskat1
Im also part Native, and this is very close to my heart. Thank you for keeping us posted. This Gathering of First Nation People is causing them to organize, and this is going to blow up in the Govts face. If I wasnt taking care of my 90 yr old mom with dementia, I would be there.
If anyone is interested in supporting the Natives here is a link to what they need: sacredstonecamp.org...
originally posted by: MichiganSwampBuck
I expected to see a few pipeline supporters bad mouthing (even threatening) the Native Americans in this thread like they did in another. There is still a lot of hate, or at the very least disrespect, for the Native Americans and their rights. I used to be involved in a local Title IV program in my youth and on a number of outings I've experienced the racial comments first hand. I was pretty shocked at that back then, but after all these years it still surprises me.
The thing is it could be any group or individuals that get this treatment from the government and their corporate benefactors. You are screwed no matter who you are when you might stand in the way of what they want. You have nothing that can't be taken away from you, rights included, your very life even. We should all support the Natives as well as anyone else who gets beat down and silenced by TPTB as we are all truly in this together in spite of how they try to divide us.
originally posted by: rollanotherone
a reply to: Caver78
That's a whole lot of skirting around my question without answering. It's typical though. Ok. When a nation is defeated, at what point do we finally admit one side lost? The Anglos won the invasion. The natives lost. It's harsh, I know, but it's the obvious truth. I mean, we're not going to be giving Texas back to Mexico anytime soon, are we?
And no, I'm not a big oil apologist. I'd prefer the rightful land owners get paid properly whoever is claimant to the land, for the recourses procured from the land. My question was about historical accuracies during invasions and nations being conquered.
Tribal leaders and groups have been staging protests over the pipeline for more than a month, citing concerns over potential contamination of the Missouri River if the pipeline were to rupture. The issue of cultural sites has also loomed large.