by The Daily Republic
May 25, 2013 at 5:41 pm in The Daily Republic
When we the taxpayers pull all of our federal funding of the tribes, let us then see just how much money he actually has to pull from the banks in Chamberlain.
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another uneducated person trying to be mad about something they have no idea about. Do you think government subsidies to farmers and ranchers are not the same thing as the “handouts” you talk about? Do you know the percentage Native Americans receiving “welfare” is FAR OUTWEIGHED by the non-native populations.
Anybody that is an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe has to carry a “pedigree” to show they are eligible for services promised to the tribes in all their treaties made way back when. Which was also violated when they (feds) redrew reservation boundaries to get the gold. how soon you forget.
The last check was paid because the Dept of Interior had mismanaged funds you uneducated Archie Bunker. If your banker lost your money because they did not (and still haven’t) accounted for every cent for the last 50 years, would you say, “oh that’s ok.”? Right now people are getting paid PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR for all the funds lost because of (not bad accounting) BUT NO ACCOUNTING for monies!!! and it’s business as usual in D.C.
Would it have been really that bad to let the students have their way? STUDENTS wanted to support their Native neighbors and btw the Honoring song was for the whole class, not just the Lakota seniors. Read a book and feed your head before you open your mouth about something you obviously know very little about.
I feel bad for your Uneducated Archie. What I do feel good about is the younger generations Native and non-native alike will snuff out ANY ARCHIE BUNKER attitudes that hold fast in the middle of Indian Country!!!
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Is it really time for History 101? It is always the same ole same ole, “you Indians get”. The United States treaties made an obligation to all of our future generations “until the grass grows etc.” in exchange for a few hundreds of millions of acres of land. In fact, all of the federal programs for” health, education and welfare”, have provided revenue and jobs to the local non-Indian communities since the very beginning. Where do you think the trade goods were purchased from? Who do you think got the jobs: teachers, doctors, lawyers. road maintenance, sewer & water infrastructure, certainly wasn’t the American Indian. Keep in mind that when those agreements were made, most of the individuals who signed them couldn’t read or write. Promises were made, do you think they knew anything of your taxes, property taxes? They said we would never have an obligation to pay state tax, why would we, its our land. Your ancestors fled the tax issues that they faced in your England. Your ancestors fled the religious persecution your people suffered from, only to inflict those injuries upon my ancestors. Our people died for speaking their language and singing their honor songs. Millions of people continue to come our shores in boat loads with their languages and prayers. And you, Mister Chamberlain cannot afford one honor song. Shame on you. Still the same ole same ole racist hatred.
To this day, we take our federal “handouts” to the surrounding non-Indian owned businesses. A long disputed federal court case found that Individual Indian monies had been unaccounted for. These monies are recently being distributed, again our people are going to the local businesses, stores, banks, etc. We have a long history of taking land payment monies and land lease monies to local businesses, many times getting swindled. The town of Chamberlain has relied on the federal monies for generations, its ok if you don’t want it, its ok it you don’t need it. When do we get our fair and just respect? Please grow up and act like a human being. What harm would have been done by one honor song for our children? Land of free, home of the Brave…Unless your an American Indian.
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I would like to add Mister Novotny, don’t you ever get tired of threatening to take away whatever it is you need to take away from the American Indian. Our land, our language, our religion, our children, our hope. Still you use the same threats of every past generations you continue to take and take and threaten and threaten, how do you sleep at night. Are you afraid of the dark ? The American Indian has lived and survived insurmountable attacks again and again. When a people live under tyranny for so many generations, honestly, no matter how much hatred you have for us, we’re not going away anytime soon. I will quote one Pueblo woman who fought against an oil company trying to take her land, “my roots deep, you cannot upchuck my roots”. Sadly enough, my grandchildren will be put through this process and I will prepare them for it. Just feel sorry for them for their hatred for our people runs deep. Hecetu !
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Being Novotny is a Czech name,which means Catholic, I have a curiosity for Mr. Novotny. I wonder if he knows that his ancestors were considered black when they came to the US? People did not want his ancestors here because they were considered as lazy lowlifes that lacked the prtestant work ethic? The immigration act that was started in 1924 was written in part to keep his ancestors out of the US. They were looked at as being part of the Pope’s army coming to invade good white protestant America.
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