Textreply to post by YAHUWAH SAVES
First of all, this is a link to what this post is about: www.republicoflakotah.com...
My opinion, is that if you have a legit Tribal Identification Number you are recognized by the United States Government as being from a Federally
recognized Tribe. This Tribal Identification breaks down to who you are , where you come from and your tribes standing with the United States
Government. This identification means you are a Prisoner of War, does not mean you are a special citizen.
So many delegates from various Native American Tribal members have been trying to get help from the United Nations, here is another link that states
some more information: www.npr.org...
Now , there is many misconceptions of Native American Tribal entities that have Gaming (casino's) which was authorized by the United States
Government The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (Pub.L. 100-497, 25 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq.) is a 1988 United States federal law that establishes the
jurisdictional framework that governs Indian gaming. There was no federal gaming structure before this act. The stated purposes of the act include
providing a legislative basis for the operation/regulation of Indian gaming, protecting gaming as a means of generating revenue for the tribes,
encouraging economic development of these tribes, and protecting the enterprises from negative influences (such as organized crime). The law
established the National Indian Gaming Commission and gave it a regulatory mandate. The law also delegated new authority to the U.S. Department of the
Interior and created new federal offenses, giving the U.S. Department of Justice authority to prosecute them.
The law has been the source of extensive controversy and litigation. One of the key questions is whether the National Indian Gaming Commission and
Department of Interior can be effective in regulating tribal economic decisions related to Indian gaming. Some in Congress are in favor of greater
regulation, while a prominent professor in the field is skeptical that such regulation is effective. Many of the controversies have produced
litigation, some of it reaching the U.S. Supreme Court.
Now for me, I am a member from a Native American Tribe The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin and receive per capita payments due to the revenue generated
by our gambling establishments. Now there are some Native American Tribes that have gaming, but do not do so good, the same statement applies
Many non-natives think we are all rich, WRONG! I can say that for my own Tribal Government does not cater to its own people, but to a select few and
hire mostly Non-Native Americans to work in these gaming facilities, Why? Because every Native American Gaming establishment is regulated by the State
the Tribe is located in, like for instance in Wisconsin, the State regulates what goes on, that was due to the Federal Government hearing the cries of
the state, saying that these Tribal Governments would bring in the negatives or dregs of society like Bad people and such.
Realistically, every Tribal Government recognized by the Federal Government of the United States of America are classified as "Quasi-Sovereign"
which means: A quasi-governmental organization, corporation, business, or agency is an entity that is treated by national laws and regulations to be
under the guidance of the government, but also separate and autonomous from the government.(Source-Wikipedia)
Now to the reason why Mr. Russel Means and the Tribal entity he represents, could be self-recognition, could be they are tired of the things the
United States does to their Nation, could be that he(Mr. Russel Means) is working on his career or potential movie or book or maybe he is doing this
for his people.