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Originally posted by Extralien
Lots share the same thoughts and questions we are all asking, mostly about health and infrastructure.
What does "tribal sovereignty" mean and why is it so important to Native Americans?
Tribal sovereignty describes the right of federally recognized tribes to govern themselves and the existence of a government-to-government relationship with the United States. Thus a tribe is not a ward of the government, but an independent nation with the right to form its own government, adjudicate legal cases within its borders, levy taxes within its borders, establish its membership, and decide its own future fate. The federal government has a trust responsibility to protect tribal lands, assets, resources and treaty rights.
Originally posted by sizzle
reply to post by wdkirk
I believe that Extralien said it best. That they have taken all of these things into consideration. You are assuming total ignorance on their behalf.
And I believe that the statement about passports meant that they would be available in the event that someone wanted to travel outside the U.S. as well as anywhere else. If they are no longer apart of this country, they would of course need passports.
Lets not even get into modern health care.
Originally posted by GUICE2
Does anyone think that the Us government will declare war on these people and claim them to be a terrorist threat? It makes sense that they would do something like that and then we could have the biggest WACO on our hands.....i mean we are talking genocide here because according to bush they would be enemy combatants just like we would be. The only difference is all we do is talk but they are actually taking action and that is more noticeable.
Originally posted by infinite
I really would love to visit a Indian reservation.
Their culture, traditions and religion are so beautiful to study, read, etc. I really do hope they achieve their goal.