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Originally posted by OneEleven
Originally posted by Doodle19815
How would they thrive and prosper in this deal? And why are there so many unemployed Indians? Why can't they get jobs?
The same way they prospered for 12,000 years without 'deals' ... You've become so disconnected that you think you NEED a deal and a job. You've fallen for the snare.
Why can't they get jobs? What is a job? This is all a setup. We were never meant to have 'jobs'. For 12,000 years we would hunt and grow our own foods. We raised our families with the help of our families. We had a system of government BEFORE deals were struck. A system of government that allowed every man to be free. Not 'free' as in the United States version of freedom, but actually FREE.
Jobs. smh. For what? For WHO? Who benefits from your 'job'? Is this how you characterize another human being? By what 'job' they are able to get?
I for one am PROUD of those who still refuse to assimilate after hundreds of years. It feels wrong all the way down to one's SOUL.
My own nationality is split from between the Ocmulgee Creek tribe, and the Scottish immigrants that assimilated into those tribes throughout the southeastern United States. In fact, the chief of my tribe is still a McIntosh, and has been for a few hundred years.
This is a very touchy subject for me.
Originally posted by NeverSleepingEyes
Originally posted by Damrod
reply to post by OneEleven
Fascinating...and well said by the way. My family is Scot-Irish and yes....the Scots can be very 'tribal"....we called them clans but not much different than tribes....it's all about community and sticking together to overcome a challenge or threat....we really could stand to learn a lot about those principles today.....
but....there isn't much profit in propagating a clan or an ideal....so...why bother....(end sarcasm)
I get such a hoot out of the folks on this thread that a thread or two over...a day or two ago....were all about crushing the oppressive government....stopping the "nation building" and bringing the troops home....but when they are suddenly having to ask themselves questions about the very foundation of what we are fighting about....they get kinda funny.....denial is a wonderful place....I hear the summers in Cairo are sweltering though....
thanks for sharing this
i was over there in the land of the scots and loved the mentality
and as it turned out, i also liked Haggis ;-)
next time i try to visit the highlands as well
Originally posted by Auricom
reply to post by neo96
I guess the U.N. didn't get the memo? Stone age hunters found America before the Indians. So if anything, the Indians should be giving back the land they have stolen.
Originally posted by JBRiddle
What we American did to the natives population was wrong. Pushing people on to reservations to die is a horrible thing. We should have take a page out of Romes play book and Romanized them. I say do away with the reservations, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs and make all the native peoples Americans once and for all.
Sure it might be seen as the white man disregarding treaties with the native populations (which it would be), but this would be the last and finial time. After this time there will be no more tribes on reservations just Americans.
Originally posted by Sinny
Haha..I'm reaaallllyyy gunna enjoy seeing America fall and crumble in 20 years time. Rember that and hold me to it, because it will happen
Anyway, give the indians some land back!! You selfish gits! They're right in what they say about the white man..WHITE MAN STOOOPID, WHITE MAN DESTRUCTIVE! Jeeze the indians are nice quiet neibors, give em what they deserve, the same can be said for anyone who has taken others landsm
Originally posted by Ilyich
reply to post by neo96
Ummm, I hate to burst your bubble, but the UN can tell the US to do what ever they want. The united states as much as the citizens with in it like to think so, is not in charge of anyone but themselves, and the UN is above that. Ha ha, so really if they tell you to do something you kind of have to, or risk the UN and any or all of the modern nations that are part of it using sanctions and as a last resort military action. Again, not to burst your bubble, the only modern army your nation ever faced was in WW2, and you took a pretty good wallop. IT was Germany Vs the world, and it damn near took the whole world to stop them! Not once since, has an american faced an equal foe. I'm thinking you will very soon though, It's going to be really sad but it's inevitable.
Cobell claimed in her suit that the federal government failed to provide a historical account for Individual Indian Money accounts, money the feds held in trust for Native American landowners in exchange for leasing tribal land. The government either mismanaged the deposits in those accounts or failed altogether to deposit money – royalties for oil, gas, grazing and other leases – owed to tribal members, Cobell said.
The settlement also includes $1.9 billion for the Department of Interior to purchase checkerboard land and return it to tribes as well as up to $60 million for scholarships.
“The Obama administration is continuing to move forward on its agenda to honorably and responsibly address long-standing injustices in Indian Country,” said Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in a statement.
The Claims Resolution Act of 2010 is a direct result of the settlement that bears her name. It is proof of an enduring American idea – that change is always possible.