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Originally posted by SeesFar
Originally posted by dayve
Thats pretty faulty on their part... I dont know any tribes around here you can just be a part of over night without getting a blood test done to prove you are indian... I think its 1/4... I dont think sioux has benefits but most tribes i know get about 2k-3500 a month plus the other perks... Either way, if the Sioux are that desperate and need to do this for whatever purpose, so be it... Glad im not Sioux...
I've read this thread and kept my mouth shut because there's such a huge amount of ignorance about the Reservations, Native Americans, what "benefits" People get, etc. There's been a few incidences on this thread of people negatively stereotyping Native Americans and it's usually best for me to just keep my fingers away from the keyboard when that happens ......
.... but your claim? .... I am compelled to inquire about that one:
May I please know what Tribes/Nations get $2,000 - $3,500 a month?!
You state "most tribes (you) know ..." - just how many do you know that get that amount?
And I take this VERY seriously as it is statements like yours that sprout wings and fly as truth; but, in reality, fall into the horrendous myths and rumors of Native Americans not paying taxes, getting free health care, etc. It's not just disinformation, it is WRONG. Most Reservations are worse off than 3rd world countries.
So. Please. Exactly how many of such Tribes/Nations do you KNOW where the citizens get $24,000 - $42,000 per year?
Originally posted by CB328
I work on a reservation and I wouldn't be too quick to want to emulate them. it's nice that they value nature (as do I) but after seeing how poor, uneducated and lazy most of them are, and how many problems they have I wouldn't want to live with them.edit on 29-9-2012 by CB328 because: typo
the Lakota wanted to rock the World, they'd announce they accept all the Palestinians and are forming a joint Palestinian State in America.....boy wouldn't that get them far more support?
totally unreliable website called La Voz de Azatlan out of Mexico
White Feather, Bear Clan
"The Fourth World shall end soon, and the Fifth World will begin. This the elders everywhere know. The Signs over many years have been fulfilled, and so few are left.
"This is the First Sign: We were told of the coming of the white-skinned men, like Pahana, but not living like Pahana -- men who took the land that was not theirs and who struck their enemies with thunder. (Guns)
"This is the Second Sign: Our lands will see the coming of spinning wheels filled with voices. (Covered wagons)
"This is the Third Sign: A strange beast like a buffalo but with great long horns, will overrun the land in large numbers. (Longhorn cattle)
"This is the Fourth Sign: The land will be crossed by snakes of iron. (Railroad tracks)
"This is the Fifth Sign: The land shall be criss-crossed by a giant spider's web. (Power and telephone lines)
"This is the Sixth Sign: The land shall be criss-crossed with rivers of stone that make pictures in the sun. (Concrete roads and their mirage-producing effects.)
"This is the Seventh Sign: You will hear of the sea turning black, and many living things dying because of it. (Oil spills)
"This is the Eighth Sign: You will see many youth, who wear their hair long like our people, come and join the tribal nations, to learn our ways and wisdom.
"And this is the Ninth and Last Sign: You will hear of a dwelling-place in the heavens, above the earth, that shall fall with a great crash. It will appear as a blue star. Very soon after this, the ceremonies of the Hopi people will cease.