Saturday, May 26, 2007

Of stolen land and genocide

They are among the poorest people in the western hemisphere, and they won't take $600 million in blood money from us. Apparently honor and nobility are not always for sale. These people should haunt the conscience of our country.

Read the rest here.


123 said...

I far from identify as a Native American, but am in fact 1/64 Ojibway. My 1/18 Ojibway Grandmother who is as Midwestern as an 80+ yaer old woman born and bred in the far Upper Peninsula of Michigan, said once, in relation to the various spear-fishing and hunting controversies in MN and WI: "They deserve everything they can get". Ditto. Personally, I am up for a more radical "First Nations" approach similar to what has taken place in Canada, and I propose we all the tribes to truly be sovereign nations in fact, not just in name. This could be similar to the way in which Andorra and Monte Carlo are sovereign, though dependent on France for certain things like defense.

John (Ad Orientem) said...

I am pretty open minded on that subject. The details are debatable. What is not debatable is that something needs to be done to make this right, to the extent that such is possible. At the very least I think the Black Hills should be returned to the Lakota.