Originally posted by dayve
The Maidu , Cherokee , Yocha nation,Pomo, and theirs quite a few others if you'd like me to name em all... I'd rather not tho.... They get
benefits from the Casinos and other crap..
Not to continue to derail this thread, but "...benefits from the Casinos and other crap." Really? SMH
The Cherokee? Well, I know a few members of the Qualla Boundary Cherokee and, ermm, no; no, they do not get that much money a month. I know several
members of the Oklahoma Cherokee Nation (almost 300,000 on their rolls, btw) and, ermm, no, they do not get that much money, either. In fact, for the
Oklahoma Cherokee Nation, at only $2,000 per month, the Nation would be paying out $600,000,000 a month using your lowest figure. Considering the
clothing drives, school supply drives and Christmas drives .... kinda hard for anyone to make a case that those folks are getting that much money.
The others you mention are California Nations; therefore, they stand a much better chance of being in a 'location, location, location' place, so
perhaps they are wealthier than the norm. If some of those Tribes/Nations DO, indeed, have that much income for their citizens, then that is
Overall, though, citizens of most Reservations do NOT receive monies anywhere close to the numbers you mention if, in fact, they receive any at all.
I truly was not joking or exaggerating when I said that living conditions on most Reservations are as bad as 3rd world countries. People freeze to
death EVERY year on our northern Reservations. That this is allowed inside this Country is deplorable. That the reality of our Reservations are kept
hidden from the general public is beyond deplorable. It should never
be presumed that because a small (very small) handful of
Reservations are successful or even affluent, that all of the others are.
Please educate yourself on the realities of our Reservations. Billions and billions in foreign aid go out to Countries who'd just as soon see us
wiped off the map. WHY isn't this money being used for those within our own Country? Why? Because we are forgotten.
How bad is it? Click on each one to learn.
Life on the Pine Ridge Rez
Whether the 'news' of the secession was new or not, learning what is really going on would help people understand why secession could seem like a
good idea to the forgotten, poverty-ridden citizenry of the semi-sovereign Nations within our Nation.