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8 Tweets About Native American Veterans You Might Want to Retweet

ICTMN Staff
11/2/13

On Wednesday, Arizona Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick sent a tweet in support of a bipartisan resolution that would honor Native American veterans.

Kirkpatrick’s resolution would designate November 7, a date during Native American Indian Heritage Month, as Native American Indian Veterans Day.

“We all know the noble legacy of the Code Talkers, but many folks are unaware that Native Americans have a greater proportion of veterans than the general U.S. population,” Kirkpatrick told the Arizona Daily Independent. “My resolution would set aside a day for our grateful nation to honor their service and sacrifice.”

More than 150,000 Native Americans have served or fought for the United States.

So far, twenty of her colleagues from Native American Caucus have signed on in support of the resolution, according to the congresswoman’s website. 

Since the congresswoman took to Twitter to push the bill, here are eight tweets about Native American veterans you might want to retweet:

1. Turtle Island

2.   Indian Country TV

3.   Rep. Markwayne Mullins (OK)

4.   Rep. Heidi Heitkamp (ND)

5.   “Tommy” via the Associated Press

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6.   Native Daughters

7.   Kris Wetherholt

8.  Sue Bryce

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Carole Franklin's picture
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Submitted by Carole Franklin on
THREE (3) CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR NATIVE AMERICAN RECIPIENTS ATTENDED CHILOCCO INDIAN AGRICULTURAL SCHOOL IN OKLAHOMA! WE FORMER STUDENTS HONOR THEM.

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I believe all of us Native Americans deserve all the recognition we can get and this National Native American Veterans Day would be one way people would realize that Native Americans are still here and have served their country. I been to many diversity meetings and found that Native Americans are disregarded as individuals.

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We have not honored the Native American Indians in the past as we should have it now time to do this correctly as it is only right for what they did and accomplished, I raise my arm with pride and salute them.

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Submitted by Murphy N. Parkh... on
remember all the old veterans we used to see drunk all the time,back in the day they didn't have any programs to help with PTSD, so the vets used alcohol to help them sleep and cope. I didn't realize I was messed up till I stopped using alcohol. The VA finally has some programs to help the vets, we just have to use them. I think the VA should automatically give 100 % disability to all the WW2 and korean vets for PTSD. check'em out when they talk about the service, they all have a glitch in their speech and a tear in there eye. they say time heals all wounds, happy trails to all the vets and their families, may God Bless....

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Very few people know Native Americans have the highest enlistment rate per capita of any ethnic group. They are still fighting for their beloved country and should serve as an example to the rest of us. I support a memorial honoring their sacrifices!

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There were six that I know of, American Indians that were Tuskegee Airmen also......

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As a disabled Native veteran, I applaud this action, BUT encourage others to keep wary of what follows. Our veterans are just as likely to be put on the train with Geronimo if we don't watch out.

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We want Ann and her colleagues to Support the NCAI Resolution to urge congress to repay millions that were illegally taken from these Veterans! The National Congress of American Indians Resolution #REN-13-075 TITLE: In Support of Legislation to Address the Improper State Taxation of Reservation-Domiciled Service members WHEREAS, we, the members of the National Congress of American Indians of the United States, invoking the divine blessing of the Creator upon our efforts and purposes, in order to preserve for ourselves and our descendants the inherent sovereign rights of our Indian nations, rights secured under Indian treaties and agreements with the United States, and all other rights and benefits to which we are entitled under the laws and Constitution of the United States, to enlighten the public toward a better understanding of the Indian people, to preserve Indian cultural values, and otherwise promote the health, safety and welfare of the Indian people, do hereby establish and submit the following resolution; and WHEREAS, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) was established in 1944 and is the oldest and largest national organization of American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments; and WHEREAS, American Indians have fought in every war for the United States since the American Revolution and currently serve in the United States Armed Forces at a higher rate than any other ethnic group, many having paid the ultimate sacrifice for their effort; and WHEREAS, federal law prohibits states from taxing the pay of military service members who are not a domiciliary of that state; and WHEREAS, for up to twenty-four years, the U.S. Department of Treasury improperly withheld military pay for states, from American Indian service members domiciled on reservations in twenty-six states; and WHEREAS, honoring the dedication of American Indian service members and veterans and upholding the federal trust responsibility are both moral and legal reasons for the United States Congress to restore pay to eligible American Indian veterans and service members who had state income tax illegally withheld from their military pay by the Department of Treasury; and NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the NCAI does hereby call upon its members and member Tribes to urge Congress to restore pay to eligible service members and veterans who were illegally taxed by the state in which they were domiciled on their reservation during their time of military service; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution shall be the policy of NCAI until it is withdrawn or modified by subsequent resolution. NCAI 2013 Midyear Resolution REN-13-075 Page
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