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Obama Establishes White House Council on Native American Affairs

ICTMN Staff
6/26/13

 

President Barack Obama today, June 26, released an executive order that establishes the White House Council on Native American Affairs.

The Order recognizes a government-to-government relationship, a legal, and political relationship with federally recognized tribes. In the Order, Obama addresses the need to work together for a brighter future, while remembering the history of mistreatment and destructive policies that hurt tribal communities.

“This order establishes a national policy to ensure that the Federal Government engages in a true and lasting government-to-government relationship with federally recognized tribes in a more coordinated and effective manner, including by better carrying out its trust responsibilities,” Obama said in the Order.

The full Executive Order can be read below:

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Liz Rogers's picture
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Submitted by Liz Rogers on
This is an Amazingly big deal! I'm just wondering where the money will come from for this order,for it to make a differences in the Native Communities!? (The definition of, availability of appropriations, is pretty bleak.) Reading this actually made me tear up! I hope and pray for the best, so that this order can make a difference where it is needed! Amazing day in Native American history!

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Larry Monterey
Submitted by Larry Monterey on
Clemency for Leonard Peltier is another way to start the healing ... Obama 90 minutes is all it takes to do the right thing.

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Marina
Submitted by Marina on
Way to go Obama, standing up for our people and our rights. The government may finally be attempting to hold up their end of the treaties! Now we just have to get Harper to follow suit....

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Chief Guanikeyu
Submitted by Chief Guanikeyu on
I smell a FISH. This sound like another branch of the BIA to establish a puppet Indian council within the White House, that is controlled by the Secretary of the Department of Interior to possible in the end circumvent the authority of the governments of the American Indian sovereign nations and the Congress of American Indians and to violate independent tribal council government sovereignty rights and to place the authority directly in the hands of the W.H.C.N.A.A. council and the United States Government. What is most interesting is that this newly established White House Council on Native American Affairs, does not recognize state tribes and or tribal nations that are not federally recognized. What is this new council really about and what are you up to Obama? “TRUST THE GOVERNMENT ASK AN INDIAN”

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Chief Guanikeyu
Submitted by Chief Guanikeyu on
I smell a FISH. This sound like another branch of the BIA to establish a puppet Indian council within the White House, that is controlled by the Secretary of the Department of Interior to possible in the end circumvent the authority of the governments of the American Indian sovereign nations and the National Congress of American Indians and to violate independent tribal council government sovereignty rights and to place the authority directly in the hands of the W.H.C.N.A.A. council and the United States Government. What is most interesting is that this newly established White House Council on Native American Affairs, does not recognize state recognized tribes and or tribal nations that are not federally recognized. What is this new council really about and what are you up to Obama? “TRUST THE GOVERNMENT ASK AN INDIAN”

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Darlene Herbert
Submitted by Darlene Herbert on
You have to be a dam lawyer to read and understand this order. why? don't they put in plain english, so everyone can understand it.

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Anonymous
Submitted by Anonymous on
He don't know sh...t! Uncle Tom Buffalo Soldier, that is still kill, blaming, denying, neglecting, dehumanizing, abandoning, degrading, murdering, enslaving and stealing from all authentic and free sovereign traditional nationhood's. He's show he's not honorable, respectful and trustworthy towards his new name, the Crow gave him, the Crows gave him, what a joke, and not surprising coming from the Crow, that likes to bend over for Washington at every chance they get, the name Black Feather!!!! That Obama really don't give a poop about...!!! This America and they're taxpayers own us not only their souls, but trillions of dollars for they're human rights violation's and crimes against humanity, us First Nations!

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Submitted by Rev William Gre... on
So how many natives will set on this council? and willo it work with or seperatly from or with the BIA

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Elizabeth R. Ocain
Submitted by Elizabeth R. Ocain on
Thank you Mr. Obama. I am so proud that you have done this. I am a member of a special interest group and not a federally recognized tribe. I am with The Native American People of Orangeburg County , Orangeburg SC. We are striving to join with other folks are interested in working with us in learning their culture. We will be working will the Elders, Youth, Health Care ,Education and other needs of the community..

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Elizabeth R. Ocain
Submitted by Elizabeth R. Ocain on
Thank you Mr. Obama. I am so proud that you have done this. I am a member of a special interest group and not a federally recognized tribe. I am with The Native American People of Orangeburg County , Orangeburg SC. We are striving to join with other folks are interested in working with us in learning their culture. We will be working will the Elders, Youth, Health Care ,Education and other needs of the community..

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Pacifier
Submitted by Pacifier on
Oh boy another pacifier to keep us quiet, not to mention another waste of time and tax payer monies to create, yet another layer of paper work, so we can feel like we have a say so on reservations. But, it will get some people some jobs, so it might weight out.

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Submitted by cumpasu chargin... on
why would any one be grateful for another broken promise yet to be made. we never had help from the government and still dont need it they still trying to capture the black hills. if they do then they will control the rest of us. OPEN YOU EYES

Joan Rodriguez
Joan Rodriguez
Submitted by Joan Rodriguez on
if he really wants this to succeed he needs to nominate first peoples o the groups

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tmsyr11
Submitted by tmsyr11 on
Oh give me a break! Where is "HE" going to get the MONEY to pay for resources or services to Indian Governments? US Federal AGencies have already generated DRAFT Budgets for FY 2014 (Oct 1, 2013 to Sept 30, 2015) and such budgets center around cutting the 'fat' of their programs. REMEMBER SEQUESTRATION? Then if any 'crumbs' and/or 'morsels' can be split - then calendar year 2016 (Jan 2016 - Dec 2016) MIGHT.....may....be something to witness, e.g. how to split $1,000,000 millions left over. POTUS suggested the idea of SEQUESTRATION for the remaining 9 years, i.e 10 years 1 TRILLION dollars. THe Federal Government does not have money particularly for legitimate services, i.e. American taxpayers, Indian Governments, etc. but instead will out-rightly fund and devise appropriations for foreign governments, foreign illegals (20+ Million Illegal aliens). Second, I thought already there were bureaucratic organizational federal lines already in place to provide needed tribal services. This is all too familiar on the Obama Administration "promises"....in the first election period and more promises in this second election period. THis is a joke! But again all too familar to the parrots being fed crackers and snacks by this in-ept White House. AT least if a non-Obama administration were elected, then the General Indian population would have moved on already with the their lives, then NOW, to be wait to be told when to jump, roll-over....beg>
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