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Feedback wanted on US documentary film: "The Canary Effect".

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posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 12:34 AM
I watched the documentary film The Canary Effect yesterday, and the topic is that of the Native Americans, and a long standing genocide against them.

Once again it is shocking to see what happened, and what is happening.
All the colonial countries reduced their native populations to under one percent.
And yet, white South Africans were often dismissed as the biggest racists on the planet, when our African population never dropped under 80 percent of the populace.

However, I post this not insult anybody, or to discover the 'biggest racists".
I post this because I'm also wondering at the end - where did all the money go?

The US taxpayer is charged taxes for the upliftment of certain peoples, yet the money never reaches them.
Where does it go ... who pockets it?
Exactly where does it disappear?

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posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 02:34 AM
What was quite interesting in this documentary was how "Indians" are suddenly seen as rich since the gaming acts.
Yet, the casinos only benefit a tiny minority (usually tribes with two dozen actual members).
And even here it seems that tribes sometimes have to go into mafia-style alliances with law enforcement.

In fact, in some states like California there were election slogans on Indians giving back money, when few natives actually owned land (let alone casinos) in that state.

So there's a complete break between official narratives and the people in "Indian country".
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posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 01:49 AM
Since no one else has posted..

I'll just note I watched it. And I found it so incredibly depressing lol.

I've never been on any real indian reservation that had a large amount of people living on it, and the ones here in Oregon.. They probably do a bit better in terms of income because they rights to the native way in which they fished.

It was a very informative documentary. I had no idea how bad the suicide rates were. (Though I have known some indian girls that were serious cutters)

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