posted on Jun, 27 2009 @ 03:29 AM
Originally posted by EvilBat
(9) designation of Native American Heritage Day will encourage public elementary and secondary schools in the United States to enhance understanding
of Native Americans by providing curricula and classroom instruction focusing on the achievements and contributions of Native Americans to the Nation;
(10) the Friday immediately succeeding Thanksgiving Day of each year would be an appropriate day to designate as Native American Heritage Day.
Hope they tell the truth and nothing but the truth...this is a pretty cool bill but I can see where some of my family and friends would see this in a
slightly condescending way.
I personally believe this is a great gesture on behalf of the US, however Im not too sure of the motive behind it. We have a day honoring native
heritage and thanking them for their contributions etc etc but we condone the consistent destruction of many reservations across the country.
The Peabody Coal Company, and, with the Arizona Public Service Company, constructed the Four Corners Power Plant. At the time most tribal council
members did not know how much environmental damage strip mining and coal-fired plans would eventually cause. As coal deposits were exhausted, only a
vast, barren, pit remained. Burning the coal at the power plants also generated severe air pollution. Aside from a concern for damage to the tourist
industry, the Navajos feared that their land would be forever destroyed. In recent years, the Navajo Nation has taken legal action against these
companies for non-payment of income as well as the destruction of the natural environment. Today, some Navajos are even seeking to shut The Peabody
Coal Company down as its processes have depleted ground water on the reservation.
this pbs article hits the tip of the iceberg. check out Bush's Parting Gift
I happened to be out there when things went down before 9/11 and its some really messed up stuff to bear witness to. This goes on all around the
country; sacred land being desecrated in the name of the love of power. Sacred land that really means something. If a
church was bulldozed
and it happened to be of the catholic persuasion, all hell would break loose.
Literally, but these native americans who have valuable land (now that we have the technology to tell us its valuable, after what was originally
thought to be crappy land that could be handed off to the natives as a frugal consolation.) are being subjected to slavery and death....like the rest
Its easy to honor or set a day aside for someone...like licoln, or mlk, or the constitution, or columbus, or veterans et c but as long as the facts
remain obscure to the laymen and noncurious who partake in the celebration of these ''holidays'', that don't do the research and simply don't
care about the truth of the matter, we will remain in the rut that we dig deeper for ourselves and further bind ourselves to the chains of our